Dhiraj Rajaram is the founder, chairman and ceo of Mu Sigma. He is responsible for the organization's vision and strategic direction, building teams, aligning organizational resources to a customer centric vision and delivering profitable growth. Dhiraj has built Mu Sigma from ground up, during which time he executed activities that included raising seed and growth capital for the venture, securing key Fortune 100 customers, incubating a delivery unit and hiring key leadership members.
His entrepreneurial skills have helped Mu Sigma bag industry accolades, investor backing and client appreciation. Dhiraj was named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 and Techweek Top 100. He was also recognized as 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Services) and also made it to Chicago Business Crain’s 40 under 40. Under his leadership, in 2011, Mu Sigma received a $108M funding from Sequoia Capital and General Atlantic Partners; the largest round of investment in big data and analytics. Mu Sigma also made it to the Inc. 5000 list in 2012, thrice in a row. Most recently, Dhiraj won the CNBC TV18 Young Turk Award at the India Business Leader Awards 2013 as well as the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneurial Award From Chicago Booth.
Dhiraj set up Mu Sigma with a vision to make decision sciences and analytics commonplace across organizations. The company has driven disruptive innovation in the industry by integrating the disciplines of math, business and technology, creating a harmony between the creation and consumption of analytics. Mu Sigma continues to attract the best clients, talent and investor base.
Prior to founding Mu Sigma, Dhiraj advised senior executives across a variety of verticals as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dhiraj holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University.