Santhana and Namita Krishnan are Trustees of AIF. Santhana is a serial entrepreneur CEO and an angel investor. Santhana recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) Smart City company, CIMCON Lighting as its President. As the Managing Partner at Om Ventures, he invests and advises startups focused on disruptive business models to create new markets. Santhana founded New England’s first Asian Art Gallery as a social enterprise to promote emerging artists from South Asia. Santhana recently launched A Limited Edition, an exclusive curated limited edition art marketplace to support and promote artists. Previously, Santhana founded InteQ and as its Chairman and CEO led from inception to its position as an industry leader in managed services (acquired by CSS) and SaaS service management (acquired by CA). Upon acquisition by CA Technologies, he was responsible for strategy and business development of a $300M+ portfolio.
Santhana serves on several boards of startups and charitable organizations. He is a member of the visiting committee for Art of Asia department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Santhana holds MS degrees from Bentley University and Kansas State University. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala in India.