V-Soft Consulting continues to be one of the fastest growing technology companies in America. Despite the company’s great success, founder Purna Veer is still very modest. Here we share some of the secrets of Purna’s success and his humble beginnings.
The Story Begins
Purna Veer is the youngest of three children born to a rice farmer and his wife who cared for their children in the rural village of Kodad, India. Growing up, Purna had an interest in learning more and improving the world around him. Even early on both of his parents had recognized his dedication so they made sure he pursued his education outside of their small village.
A family decision was made after he graduated from Shivaji University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1989 to continue his education in the United States. With just a little money in hand (all his family could gather) and a single suitcase, Purna left his siblings and parents to journey to America.
Purna landed on American soil and knew it was where he wanted to stay. India is and always will be in his heart, but he knew even then that America is the land of opportunity.
When I first arrived in the U.S., the people I met were so helpful and everyone seemed to be working toward a common good. I knew this would be a great place to continue my learning and seek to serve others as my parents had taught me with their lives of service.”
Purna continued his studies in the United States, pursuing a degree from Texas A & M University with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. After graduating in 1992, he accepted a position as an environmental engineer for a company in Houston, Texas, then later another company in Corpus Christi, Texas. It didn’t take long for Purna to realize that technology, not engineering, was his true calling.
V-Soft Consulting is Born
While working in environmental engineering, Purna worked with air-emissions modeling and permitting work, most of which was done with software. This technology intrigued him.
"As an individual with strong mathematical skills and logical thinking, I was attracted to doing programming and to doing some analysis."
Purna taught himself during late nights and on weekends how to customize software packages, design databases and program client-server and Web-server applications. As he became more proficient, friends and colleagues began recruiting him for their IT projects. He eventually attracted big-name clients such as Continental Airlines Inc. (now United Airlines) as well as Compaq Computer Corp. (now Hewlett-Packard).
V-Soft Consulting Thrives
As the need for the American enterprise to have quality IT programming support rose, Purna’s dedication to service impressed his clients. Demand increased, causing Purna to seek out those in the technology industry with the same passion of service and improvement. V-Soft was growing up fast.
An Innovative Solution for the Agile Enterprise
V-Soft was founded in 1997, and Purna has helped lead the company into becoming a growing, innovative technology services company with clients all around the world. These clients include some of the most recognized names in business, and utilize V-Soft as an IT services vendor. In today’s world business must be agile and V-Soft Continues to fill that gap in the marketplace. No surprise though, Purna credits those around him for V-Soft’s success:
"While it may be true I’ve been fortunate enough to come to this country with little in my pocket and build a successful enterprise, I credit those that have worked alongside me with our success.”
As a testament to placing People First and making the world better for all, V-Soft has been growing exponentially since its inception. Fast forward to today, V-Soft employees span across 42 states and multiple locations in the USA and Hyderabad, India. The company as a whole employs over 700 employees and continues to add programs and products.
A multi-year Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company awardee, numerous “Best of” awards, recognition for champions in diversity, a multi-year Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and many more distinctions, Purna’s humility and service continue to reap industry and business recognition.
A Hero in the Office and Beyond
In between working at V-Soft up to 70 hours per week, juggling home life with his wife Radhika (V-Soft co-founder whom Purna credits his success), two daughters, and mentoring those in need, Purna is somehow able to find the time to sit on the boards of not-for-profit organizations.
Purna gives back even deeper with his own V-Soft Cares initiative. V-Soft cares includes volunteering, community involvement, and raising funds for various children’s causes.
With a humble heart and still possessing the desire to make the world around him a better place to be, Purna Veer is the epitome of an American Success Story… and it’s only getting started.
About Purna Veer
Purna Veer is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and business leader. As the founder and President of V-Soft Consulting, Purna has led the company from its humble beginnings to over 700 global employees and recognized as an up and coming leader in the field of IT services. Learn more in his President’s Corner here, or connect with Purna on LinkedIn.