Mr. Jai Shekhawat is the Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at FireStarter Fund. Mr. Shekhawat also served as Chairman at Semantifi. He co-founded Quinnox and serves as its Board Member. He is a Co-Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer at Fieldglass. He also serves as an Member of the Advisory Board at Method Capital. He also served as Board Member at OfficeLuv and BlueCat Networks. He also serves as Entrepreneur Partner at Chicago Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience with software development, information technology and management consulting. Jai is ranked 7th on SI Review's 2010 "25 Most Powerful People in Staffing." He is also a two-time Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know" and currently serves on the Mayor's Council of Technology Advisors (MCTA) for the City of Chicago. Jai is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been profiled in publications such as Silicon India, Entrepreneur and Chicago Tribune. Under his leadership, Fieldglass received a Stevie Award for "Most Innovative Company in North America" in 2007. Prior to starting Fieldglass, Jai co-founded Quinnox, an IT and Business Process Outsourcing firm located in Naperville, with development and sales operations worldwide. Previously, he was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Chicago where he served clients in various industries in the areas of corporate strategy, sales effectiveness, marketing and cross-border alliances. As head of operations at Syntel, a software services firm, he helped build the company to nearly 700 consultants as well as create an international sales and service delivery organization to provide application management services to the Global 2000. Jai holds a master's in business administration with specializations in finance and strategy from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston; and a bachelor's degree in management science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He serves as Board of Director at Signal. He also serves as Advisor at StarVest Partners.