Rajan Kasetty is an engineer with a diverse and rich background of four decades as an entrepreneur and CEO. He set up, grew and ran engineering, R&D, consulting services and manufacturing in India, USA, Puerto Rico and Canada, in the fields of Information Technology, CAD/CAM/CAE, Engineering Services, GIS, Manufacturing, Alternative Energy, Controls and Power Systems. He also trained and ran R&D in HVAC systems. Currently he is an Executive in Residence with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), and is based in the in the Greater Seattle area. Earlier, Rajan has been the Co-Founder and CEO of Terrafore, doing award nominated, pioneering R&D work in high temperature solar thermal energy storage, in addition to consulting for large CSP and PV installations. Rajan was the CEO of Infotech Enterprises America, (now “Cyient”) part of a group of companies currently with 35 global locations and more than 12,000 people. Cyient offers Engineering Design and IT services for aerospace, automotive, electronics and industrial sectors, Geographical Information Systems for utilities, transportation and governments, and IT services for businesses. Rajan was a part of the founding team and a Director on the Board of the parent company in India and subsidiaries. He established and ran the company’s subsidiaries as CEO in USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. His earlier entrepreneurial ventures were in manufacture of fasteners and pumps, design, fabrication and installation of power distribution systems, controls and production automation. He served as a director on the board of an advertising and marketing agency in India for 22 years. Rajan lived in California since 1999 and recently moved to Washington. He served in various advisory and board positions with the City of Riverside CA, University of California – Riverside, and several business, trade and technology groups. In addition to advising LACI companies, he currently mentors and advises several startup ventures in the US and internationally. He served as a counselor for TriTech SBDC. He volunteers with the Clean Tech Open as a competition judge, mentor and trainer for participating startups. He has been a Faculty Director at Hult International Business School in San Francisco, directing and mentoring Action Projects of graduate Students.