D. Raja co-founded CEI in 1992 with the vision of creating a global leader for providing IT solutions in leading edge, niche technologies. Today, under Raja’s astute leadership, CEI can boast of being one of the few companies in the world to provide the benefit of Agile development methodologies, a high level of competence and resource depth in leading edge technologies like Microsoft .NET, BizTalk, SharePoint, Java and Open Source.
Raja’s passion for excellence manifests itself in CEI’s mission to be known and trusted to consistently deliver quality services that exceed customer expectations. On the strength of this guiding philosophy, CEI has grown from strength to strength and has provided IT services to over 1000 clients across the US, including over 60% of Fortune 50 companies.
Raja holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, India. While still pursuing his Master's, Raja began his professional career as a software engineer. He worked for over five years at Formtek, a Lockheed Company. His sharp business acumen and leadership skills marked him as a star performer at Formtek where he quickly scaled the ranks from software engineer to manager of the software department. In 1992, Raja launched his own consulting and project management practice, a venture that was to become CEI.