Visionary Leader Robert J. Makheja
Robert J. Makheja is a visionary leader and successful transformational entrepreneur whose experience spans across numerous industry endeavors, as well as being a leader in successful mergers and acquisitions among the largest Fortune 50 companies. He is highly recognized by the industry for leading large teams to solve complex customer problems, integrating large corporations and consistently exceeding business results.
Recently, Makheja was a critical part in leading the merger and integration of HPE Software with Micro Focus International (IPO NYSE MFGP Sept. 2017, LSE MFGP.L) for $8.8B, to become the 7th largest pure play software company globally. In 2018, he co-founded and became the President and CEO of MFGS, Inc., a U.S. based and operated private firm, purpose-built, government compliant, and customer-centric enterprise software company providing end-to-end Micro Focus solutions in Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security Risk & Governance, and Predictive Analytics, such as ArcSight, Fortify, NetIQ, Vertica, Voltage, Mercury Interactive, Service Manager, IDOL, Load Runner, Serena, and COBOL, to the U.S. Federal Government. Committed to helping U.S. Federal Government agencies solve mission-critical IT challenges.
Makheja was the Co-Founder of the private equity firm, RJM Capital, a leading investment firm that owns and manages multiple asset classes, including infrastructure, technology, biosciences, real estate and credit. He is also a Managing Partner at RJM and Associates, a premier legal advisory firm for business and technology. Makheja remains committed to philanthropic giving, activities, and mentoring programs globally through the Robert & Sonia Makheja Foundation NEXTGEN charitable organization.
Early in his career, Makheja led in growing Peregrine Systems, an enterprise software company based in California, and then was an integral part in the sale to Hewlett-Packard for $425m. Prior to that, he was Vice President at Oracle Corporation where he was recognized for both his stellar performance and ethical standards, as well as other leadership positions at IBM, and Texas Instruments.
Makheja earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering from The George Washington University. He later went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Law (J.D) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)