Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Education: B.S. Indian Institute of Technology (1972), M.S. and M.B.A., Boston University (1974)
Dennis Mehta is a lifelong entrepreneur with a background in private equity and venture capital. Specific sectors of interest include water, security and advanced hi-tech companies that could be jump-started with a manufacturing shift to India.
More than 30 years ago, Dennis’s founded Professional Software Technologies. After leading the firm to a successful acquisition by AWS, he continued to build value as an executive, leading it to second and third exits at higher valuations by Esko and Danaher, respectively. After leaving, he successfully built additional companies including Novaplex, Voxera, EcomXML, and Hybrid Software. He then moved from private companies into hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital. His involvements include serving as Managing Partner of the following firms: Plenum, an $80M+ hedge fund, Voyager Ventures, an early-stage technology VC firm, and BNS and Solaris, two energy-focused PE firms.
Dennis has specialized by driving growth in companies through focusing marketing efforts, unlocking new or untapped distribution channels, revitalizing sales teams, and creatively combining products to retain customers and solidify margins. More recently, he has focused on identifying orphan brands (i.e. non-core assets) with weak logistics/sales and distressed opportunities.
He is the recipient of Marketing Excellence Award from DuPont Corporation and the Special Achievement and Presidential awards from Esko-Danaher. He is a founding Charter Member at TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and supports various charities in the US and India.
Chief Technical Officer
Vivek is currently serving the CTO role at Ampericon Energy Solutions, an affiliate concern of Ampericon Inc. Vivek is a serial entrepreneur with an undergraduate degree in Physics and a Masters degree in Computer Science.
He has held jobs in Electrical Engineering, Information Systems & Management Consulting. After retiring prematurely from Accenture Mr. Bhatnagar founded Ampericon to help put clients on the path towards Energy Independence. After 10 years of designing, developing and constructing Energy Optimization, Solar, Wind and Geothermal projects, Mr. Bhatnagar went on to co-found Cosmic Energy Ventures – a series of Yieldcos specializing in solar projects in the Metro NY area. He then went on to co-found Ampericon Energy Solutions – the final piece of the puzzle. AES is a holding company currently developing and deploying energy storage and control assets all around the world. Current pilot projects include sites in the US, India, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico & the Middle East.
In his spare time Mr. Bhatnagar enjoys designing net zero / surplus buildings, electric mobility projects, playing squash and sailing. He has built perhaps the only scrap steel, net energy surplus residential building in Middlesex County, NJ.
Education: B.Com, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta (1976), M.B.A., Philadelphia College of Textile and Sciences (1985)
Naren Mehta has served as the VP of Sales and Marketing for PKG Ventures, which provides Financial Services to Small Business and Global Exporter of Agricultural Commodities. Naren has also filled the role of Operations Manager and National Sales Manager for Hybrid Software.