The Founders

Gautam Chandra

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gautam@smartpitchventures.com


Experience

Gautam was the Senior Vice president at WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), a Fortune 1000 diversified energy company, where he was responsible for managing all competitive businesses as well as the overall strategy for WGL. Prior to that, he was the Founder and CEO of SmartEnergy, Inc.  In addition, he was a strategy consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and Sapient Corporation.

He has been a principal deal maker in dozens of transactions with a total enterprise value close to $10 billion.


Education

Gautam obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University.

Sanjiv Mahan

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sanjiv@smartpitchventures.com


 Experience

Sanjiv was the President of WGL Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), a Fortune 1000 diversified energy company. Prior to that, he worked as the Director of IT Operations at Nextel Corporation. In addition, he was a Founding Partner at mindSHIFT Technologies and a Manager at MCI Corporation. At WGL Energy, he built a $1 billion renewable energy business over a period of 8 years.




Education

Sanjiv obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from Howard University and a Masters in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.