A successful financial software engineer and Internet strategist with more than 20 years of experience, Srinivas Anumolu has held a number of positions across a wide array of professional fields. Srinivas Anumolu received a top-notch education in his home country of India, where he earned a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. After leaving IIT Madras, Srinivas Anumolu received a Postgraduate Degree in Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. Srinivas Anumolu attributes much of his success to his education in India, citing world-class training and the highly competitive nature of the Indian educational system. In 1987, Srinivas Anumolu relocated to the United States to pursue a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. After holding executive positions with the New York Life Insurance Company and Barra Inc., Srinivas Anumolu teamed up with Beerud Sheth to found Elance, Inc., an online marketplace designed to help businesses buy and manage services. Since its inception in Sheth’s New Jersey apartment, Elance, Inc. has relocated to Silicon Valley and grown to include more than 200 employees and manage over $7 billion in services. Aside from his work responsibilities, Srinivas Anumolu created an online education portal to supply thousands of students with essential educational services. A strong proponent of increased conservation efforts, Srinivas Anumolu regularly contributes to environmental preservation organizations such as the Sierra Club and Greenpeace. Srinivas Anumolu also supports Amnesty International, an organization dedicated to protecting human rights across the world. In his free time, Srinivas Anumolu enjoys listening to music and playing tennis. An avid reader, Srinivas Anumolu counts Salman Rushdie, John Updike, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez among his favorite authors.