Dr. Ananda was the founding Chairman, CEO, and President of Stamps.com (Nasdaq:STMP) and serves on its Board. Stamps.com is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions and utilizes technology developed by Dr. Ananda and protected by a number of US patents. Dr. Ananda was instrumental in raising in excess of $450 million of capital for the company through private and public offerings.
Dr. Ananda was also the founder and director of a European-based Venture Capital Firm, JAB Holdings Limited. Its capital was raised through a public offering in the AIM of the London Stock Exchange in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Ananda was also a founder of Envestnet (NYSE:ENV), which is a leading provider of solutions to financial advisors and institutions. Dr. Ananda has served as a Director on Envestnet’s Board for a number of years. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Ananda Enterprises, Inc. a California Corporation that provides technology and management consulting services.
Dr. Ananda has been a partner in the law firm of Ananda & Krause, since 1986.
Dr. Ananda received his B.S. degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He received his MS degree in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. He also obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in Astro-dynamics and Control. He also obtained his law degree, J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles and is a member of the California Bar since 1986.
Dr. Ananda has also worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center, and for the Aerospace Corporation, a think tank for the US Air Force. Dr. Ananda was a primary architect for the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dr. Ananda is also the Chairman and CEO of Ananda Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization.
Executive Chairman and Board Member – GDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feb 2011 – Present (10 years), Thiruvanndapuram, India
Executive Chairman and Board Member – Innovation Endevours, Pvt. Ltd. – Jun 2013 – Present (7 years), Thiruvanandapuram, India
Board Member House Calls Now, Inc. Jun 2017 – Present (3 years), Toronto Canada
Executive Chairman FrienTap, Inc Mar 2020 – Present (6 months) , San Jose, US
Chairman and Board member – LVN Enterprises, Inc Aug 2004 – Present (16 years) Las Vegas, US
Chairman and CEO – Ananda Foundation, Inc – May 2005 – Present (15 years) Dana Point, US
Board member and President – Paanini Foundation, Inc. – Jul 2020 – Present (2 months) Dana Point, US
Executive Chairman and Board Member – SecondOpinionExpert, Inc. – Apr 2013 – Present (7 years), Dana Point, US
Board Member- Envestnet (NYSE: ENV) – Aug 2006 – Aug 2010 (4 years), Chicago, US
Board Member- RM Auctions Jul 2003 – Sep 2008 (5 years), Kent (Blenheim), Canada
Board Member- JAB Ventures Pvt. Ltd. ((LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE: JAB) – Aug 2002 – Aug 2008 (6 years), Gurncey, United Kingdom
Board Member – Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) -Aug 1996 – Present (24 years), Los Angeles, US
Managing Partner – Ananda & Krause, A Law Firm Aug 1986 – Aug 2004 (18 years), Westlake Village, US
Director of R&D – Aerospace Corporation May 1980 – Jun 1989 (9 years), El Segundo, US
Director of Space Systems- Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Jun 1973 – May 1980 (7 years), Pasadena, US
Lawyer California Bar , License: 12977 July 1985 – Present
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), M.S., Aeronautics, Jan-1967 – Jan-1968
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) PhD, Astro-Dynamics and Control Sep-1969 – Jan-1973
Coimbatore Institute of Technology B.S. with Honors, Mechanical Engineering Jun-1962 – Mar-1967
University of West Los Angeles, JD, Law Mar-1981 – Dec-1984