Akhtar Chaudhri Wins Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award
The Asian American Business Development Center Honors Virtelligence’s Founder
Virtelligence is proud to announce that our founder and CEO, Akhtar Chaudhri, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. The award is given to Americans of Asian descent with successful achievements in the field of business.
Under Akhtar’s guidance, Virtelligence has won a series of awards, including: Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “Great Places to Work,” and Healthcare Informatics Magazine’s Top 100 Healthcare IT Companies (HCI-100). Chaudhri has also been personally honored by Twin Cities Business Magazine (TCB Mag) as a Small Business Success Story, as well as in Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a Diversity in Business leader.
In addition to these professional accomplishments, Chaudhri has also navigated Virtelligence into the realms of community service. Virtelligence supports St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development through monetary contributions and investments of time, Courage Center through participation in fundraising programs, Human Development Foundation (HDF) through active support in their causes, Autism Speaks through support of projects based in Minnesota, and North Memorial Community Foundation through caring and financial support.
“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized by the AABDC as one of 2016’s Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. It is an incredible distinction to be mentioned alongside these other prestigious recipients – they are a truly remarkable group of business and thought leaders. I’m grateful for the AABDC for providing this platform to recognize excellent members of the Asian American Community,” said Chaudhri.
Before he founded Virtelligence in 1998, Chaudhri held Management Positions at Health Systems and Fortune 500 companies, including United Healthcare Group. He was also an experienced manager for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). Chaudhri earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Information Systems from Utah State University.
Virtelligence is a Healthcare IT (HIT) and Business IT consulting firm that offers solution advisory and consulting and staffing services to organizations throughout the globe. With over 15 years of information technology expertise, Virtelligence offers services across the full range of Healthcare IT and IT Vendor products, and delivers solutions tailored to address the specific business needs of each and every client. They differentiate from their competition by priding ourselves on our ability to excel in service delivery, turnaround time, and follow through. Virtelligence offers their clients experienced resources at competitive rates and they understand the importance of your bottom-line.
About the AABDC:
Asian American Business Development Center was established in New York City in 1994 to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy. AABDC encourages Asian American businesses to be more actively involved in issues and policies that directly affect them at the federal, state and city levels and provides capacity-building assistance to business entities that enables them to compete in the mainstream marketplace and expand business opportunities.
Over the years, AABDC has created a significant presence within the Asian American business community in the U.S.