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Hemant Elhence

Dallas, TX
Hemant founded Synerzip in 2004 to address the R&D expansion challenges faced by venture backed software companies, specifically in their growth stage. He identified the need to create a dedicated tailored software development team with cutting edge software skills that could significantly enhance the capacity and capabilities of each client’s in-house team. He recognized that dovetailing the client’s team with Synerzip’s India based team could significantly reduce time to market using Agile principles, and save companies millions of dollars in development costs. Through this collaborative approach, based on Agile principles, Synerzip is able to forge long-term loyal relationships with its clients and also with its employees.Hemant’s vision for Synerzip began to take form at i2 Technologies where he lead a portfolio of software products, while managing distributed product teams spread across multiple cities in the U.S. and India. Prior to i2, Hemant was with McKinsey & Company where he gained intimate knowledge of the challenges numerous blue-chip clients faced with operations and business strategies. Prior to joining McKinsey, Hemant was a management consultant with TRG, a boutique strategy consulting firm in Boston. TRG focused on product/market strategy work for growing technology companies. Hemant started his career as a software developer with Digital Equipment Corporation in Hudson, Massachusetts.Hemant started his entrepreneurial career in late 2002, when he co-founded ECMi, a software products and services company based in Dallas. At ECMi, Hemant was instrumental in raising venture capital financing and in defining the initial product/market focus and launching its off-shore (India) product development services business.Hemant has led Synerzip to be named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fasting Growing Private Companies in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In May 2013, SiliconIndia named Hemant Entrepreneur of the Month. And in 2012 Synerzip was named the 78th Fastest Growing Entrepreneurial Company in Dallas by the prestigious SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.Hemant is distinguished by his leadership style, which defines Synerzip’s culture based on the true spirit of Agile and permeates throughout the company and its partners leading to its competitive edge. Synerzip’s Agile culture is more culture than process and encourages conscious, purposeful and ruthless decisions to minimize the “non-useful” tasks through collaboration, innovation, transparency, and individual empowerment.Hemant holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, MSEE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi.