Ragu Bhargava is the Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside Corporation, a conglomerate of brands that service the back office needs of domestic and multi-national companies with operations in nearly 150 countries. The brands include Global Upside, Global PEO Services, Mihi and Gava Talent Solutions. Under Ragu’s guidance, Global Upside Corporation has pioneered services and technologies that solve complex HR, Payroll and Accounting challenges globally. Ragu’s business acumen is equaled by his creativity and a firm belief in the power of possible. His over three decades of successes are defined by his one mantra “impossible is not our vocabulary.”
Ragu is an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has won many international accolades for his work. He is also a sought-after speaker at conferences and has featured on national television programs. Ragu is extremely passionate about children’s education and an avid supporter and Board member of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, an education-focused nonprofit organization helping at risk students across America stay in school.
In his previous avatars, Ragu was the Chief Financial Officer at ActivIdentity (ACTI) and held leadership positions in several companies including Deloitte and NetIQ (NTIQ). He played a key role in helping the company grow from $20 million to over $300 million in revenue. A Certified Public Accountant, Ragu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alaska at Anchorage and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Rajasthan, India.