Ravi Gundlapalli

Ravi Gundlapalli is the Founder and CEO of MentorCloud, a cloud-based mentoring and employee engagement platform for enterprises and professional associations.

Ravi is a globally recognized thought leader on mentoring and learning. He is the author of "The Art of Mentoring " (foreword by Sammy Lee, Chairman of LKK in Hong Kong), and is frequently invited to speak at global conferences that include: World Woman Summit  2018 in Arkansas; Horasis Asia Meeting  in India; Horasis India Meeting  in Switzerland; Delivering Change Forum  in India, YPO Innovation Week  (Guatemala); World Demographic Forum  in Switzerland; Global Diaspora Forum  in Washington DC (at the invitation of then US

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton); and National Entrepreneur Week  in Mexico.  For his work and vision, Ravi has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post , Forbes , Harvard Business Review , Forbes India  and Knowledge@Wharton , and also in two books, Dealstorming  (by Tim Sanders) and Mark of an Eagle  (by David McNally).

Prior to founding MentorCloud, Ravi led supply chain solutions for large enterprise clients, such as Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Raytheon and Hitachi Global Storage. Ravi actively mentors entrepreneurs and professionals in US, India and Mexico, and also serves as a mentor at the Founder

Institute in Silicon Valley. Ravi’s vision is to catalyze 100 million mentoring conversations by 2020.

One experience that inspires Ravi everyday is Srikanth Bolla, a visually challenged student who he has been mentoring since 2008. Under Ravi’s mentorship, Srikanth graduated from MIT Sloan and is now CEO of Bollant Industries, a fast-growing green products company in India.

Ravi has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, U.S.A, M.S. from Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A, and B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

You can learn more about Ravi and find links to his talks and interviews at www.ravigundlapalli.com