Born in 1971 in Himachal Pradesh, India, Nitin Khanna pursued his primary education in India before moving to the US at the age of 17 where he pursued his Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Mr. Khanna is also the founder and CEO of MergerTech in 2009, an entrepreneur-based company in Portland whose mission is to enable small and medium-sized technology-based companies to achieve value in business through sales and partnerships with best financial buyers. Prior to founding MergerTech, Mr. Khanna co-founded Saber Corporations in 1998, a well-known provider of standalone services to the US government with a success of $ 120MM in revenue which he later sold. He also serves as a President at Maxonic, partner at Hoist Fund LLC and a member of the boards of Vendscreen, Freewire Broadband and advisor to several other companies.
In a recent interview, Mr. Khanna attributed to have developed his passion as an entrepreneur since childhood, having brought up in an entrepreneur-based family and his interaction with several business enterprises. He attributes the idea of founding MergerTech in 2009 to have come from his tremendous success while running Saber Corp.
Mr . Khanna shared his entrepreneurial motivation to success to planning ahead of time which includes developing a to-do list as it makes a person more productive. He went on to give his secrets of bringing ideas to life which include nurturing idea on a long term growth without giving up. He also acknowledge the emerging trends in the social media and its impacts in business including the use of global communications to mentor and sourcing skilled personnel.
He also emphasized on time management as a factor in business considering prioritization of yielding and constructive ideas rather than spending much time on unproductive ideas. Mr. Khanna disclosed on the best habits of a good entrepreneur is exploring different aspects and markets to establish a niche. He also recommended readers interested in developing management philosophy to consider reading Influence by Robert Cialdini and Winning by Jack Welch.
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