AgreeYa Solutions Welcomes New Advisory Board Member Roger Akers
Folsom, CA (Dec 8, 2008) - AgreeYa Solutions welcomes new Advisory Board member Roger Akers, founder of venture capital firm Akers Capital LLC.
"We are pleased to welcome such an experienced professional in both the technology services and investment arenas to AgreeYa’s Advisory Board,” said Ajay Kaul, Managing Partner at AgreeYa. “With over 30 years experience in technology consulting and services, including strategy and development, Mr. Akers will help facilitate AgreeYa’s aggressive growth plan both on a local and global level. We are very excited to have his leadership and look forward to his valuable contribution towards the next stage of growth at AgreeYa".
Mr. Akers’ breadth of professional experience in technology services includes previously managing the development and delivery of large-scale software systems in over 80 client environments. His successful work included developing a regional IT consulting firm, PRODATA Inc., of which he was Managing Partner. With successful growth to over 480 staff, PRODATA Inc. provided management and technical IT consulting to public and private sector clients in the Western US. Subsequent to the successful merger of PRODATA Inc. with a national IT services firm, Mr. Akers developed a consulting practice (Akers-Waterman & Company) that provided management consulting to industry leaders such as Intel and Cisco Systems. Additionally, Mr. Akers helped develop, and invested in, a number of US and international technology companies while serving on several private sector Boards of Directors.
In 1998, Mr. Akers pooled his knowledge and experience in IT systems development and management consulting and founded Akers Capital LLC. After successfully raising the Pac West Technology Fund in 2000, Mr. Akers and his team continue to invest in and mentor a number of emerging technology companies in Northern California and the Northwest. Mr. Akers also serves as an Advisory Principal for international investment bank, Gramercy Partners, participating in projects that provide partnerships and exits for companies between Asia and the US.
"AgreeYa Solutions’ reputation with its customer base on a national and international basis, coupled with its constant striving for excellence, will position the company for its next stage of growth in both technology services and scalable product sales. The founder’s vision of the future is remarkable given the rate of technological change, and I am sure the company will take full advantage of its expanding opportunities," said Mr. Akers.
Mr. Akers has undergraduate degrees in Accounting (CPA) and Computer Science, and has a Masters of Business Administration. He is Chair Emeritus and continues to be active in the Golden State Capital Network, the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), and McClellan Technology Incubator (MTI). Mr. Akers is a member of the CSU Sacramento CBAC and UC Davis INNOVATION Access Board. He also supports the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Research (ERAB member) at UC Davis and is a member of the UC Davis Board of Trustees. In addition, Mr. Akers serves as Treasurer of the Sacramento Angels Investment Group and sits on the advisory board for Idaho State University’s Business School.
About AgreeYa Solutions
Founded in 1999, AgreeYa Solutions provides an industry leading blend of technology, business consulting, and outsourcing services to provide its customers with flexibility, agility, and expertise required to excel in today's business environment. Headquartered in Folsom, California and with its global operations from Noida, India, AgreeYa provides services to all major industry segments of the global economy, including consumer business, energy, health care, government, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, and financial services.
AgreeYa has been providing high quality solutions and services to customers such as Acer, Alcoa, Allergan, Daimler Chrysler, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Gap, HP, Kaiser Permanente, Lucent, Mitsubishi, Nissan, State of California, North Carolina and Washington, and Verizon. For more information about AgreeYa Solutions please visit www.agreeya.com.