CEO & Founder, MentorCloud
Dr. Ravishankar Gundlapalli is the Founder and CEO of MentorCloud, a cloud-based mentoring platform for people within companies and professional associations to learn from each other. Dr. Ravi is a globally recognized thought leader on mentoring and learning. Ravi is the author of “The Art of Mentoring” (foreword by Sammy Lee, Chairman of LKK in Hong Kong). Dr. Ravi is a frequently invited speaker at global conferences that include, Future Now Conference 2019 in New York, HR Luncheon 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, World Woman Summit 2018 in Arkansas, Horasis Asia Meeting in India, Horasis India Meeting in Switzerland, Delivering Change Forum in India, YPO Innovation Week (Guatemala), World Demographic Forum in Switzerland, Global Diaspora Forum in Washington DC (at the invitation of then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), and National Entrepreneur Week in Mexico, Igniting the Genius Within at ISB, India. For his work and vision, Dr. Ravi has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Forbes India and Knowledge@Wharton, and also in two books, Dealstorming (by Tim Sanders) and Mark of an Eagle (by David McNally). Prior to founding MentorCloud, Dr. Ravi led supply chain solutions for large enterprise clients, such as Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Raytheon and Hitachi Global Storage. Dr. Ravi actively mentors entrepreneurs and professionals in US, India and Mexico, and also serves as a mentor at the Founder Institute in Silicon Valley. One experience that inspires Dr. Ravi everyday is Srikanth Bolla, a visually challenged student who he has been mentoring since 2008. Under Dr. Ravi’s mentorship, Srikanth graduated from MIT Sloan and is now CEO of Bollant Industries, a fast-growing green products company in India. Ravi has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, U.S.A, M.S. from Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A, and B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Dr. Ravi’s vision and life purpose are to catalyze 100 million mentoring conversations in the world.