Sunil Kolhekar,
Founder/Promoter

Dr. Kolhekar is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, building Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI) from a startup in 1996 to an organization of 300 employees today. He is recognized for his visionary leadership of technology-based enterprises by SBA, who selected him for the 2009 entrepreneurship success award.

He currently serves as President/CEO of CITI. As the founder, he established CITI as a high-end engineering design, development, implementation, and operations provider to the Federal Government. Dr. Kolhekar also setup a CITI subsidiary company in India. He has additionally instituted a Mentor-Protégé Program and an Entrepreneurship Growth Program within CITI. Dr. Kolhekar has created a positive culture of technology innovation to solve business challenges and has sponsored six different products.

Dr. Kolhekar earned his Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland, University College.  He also holds a BS in Electronic Engineering and an MBA from universities in India.

Ramki Uppuluri,
Vice President

Mr. Uppuluri serves as Vice President of CITI's manageID team. An Electrical Engineer by training, Mr. Uppuluri has spent over three decades working in IT consulting for NATO, Latin America, and the US Federal Government, in industries such as Telecommunications, Business Consulting, Supply Chain Planning/Execution, and Industrial Engineering functions in Manufacturing, Distribution, and Logistics Operations.

Over the past four years, Mr. Uppuluri has led product development for manageID — combining large scale identity management and credentialing solutions with biometrics, business intelligence and data warehousing/mining. He has developed applications to include Border Management and Immigration, eGates, Healthcare, Machine Readable Travel Documents (ePassports/Passports/Visas), Voter Registration and National ID Programs. 

Mr. Uppuluri is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), and holds a TS-SCI Clearance from the U.S. Department of State.  In addition to this, he is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an IEEE-Certified Biometrics Professional (CBP). He has an MS degree in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland.  He also holds an MS degree in Plant Engineering and Management and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from universities in India.