Anne Chahal

CEO & President

Anne Chahal is the Co-Founder, CEO, and President of Janalent International, a consortium of companies that provide collaborative enterprise management, technology and software development solutions to the mid-market, enterprise and public sector. Under Anne's leadership since 2004, Janalent has grown from a home-based operation to award-winning organizations with an international presence. In recent years, Janalent has sustained year-over-year annual revenue growth in the triple digits, won back-to-back 2010 and 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year awards for Unified Communications Solutions, a third year of recognition as the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year finalist for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, and regional Microsoft partner awards for six consecutive quarters.

Anne's entrepreneurial spirit first began to shine while she was studying engineering as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. Angel investors hand-picked her from an entrepreneurship program to help a medical device startup enhance their business plan, pitch to investors, and join their team. Anne's vision for creating the "ultimate" company in Janalent was already forming.

In addition to the companies she has successfully launched, Anne has more than 15 years of experience consulting startups, major biotech, and IT organizations of Fortune 500 companies across Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in helping companies through global strategic growth, technology advancements, organizational change, and portfolio management and development. She has helped startups grow from concepts to prospering organizations with multi-million-dollar funding. Anne has guided enterprises through complex, multi-division growth with portfolio and global program management initiatives. She has also served as a management consultant to executive leaders in one of the largest biotech firms in the world while running their most critical, time-sensitive initiatives.

In 2010, In Business Las Vegas magazine voted Anne one of the top "40 under 40" leaders in Nevada. The annual list recognizes young, successful business leaders who have distinguished themselves through community service, entrepreneurial spirit and impact on their respective industries.

In 2009, Anne was invited to join the prestigious leadership council of the American Democracy Institute. The Impact Center (formerly the American Democracy Institute) is a nonpartisan organization that brings together a network of accomplished leaders who combine high-performance enterprise with thoughtful public-minded citizenship, to share their experience and mentor the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of our country.

In 2009 and 2010, Anne was also recognized for her innovative model that integrates philanthropy with business, and was invited by former president Bill Clinton to join the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). She formally launches her pilot commitment called the Power of Pi Philanthropic program, in partnership with the Impact Center (formerly the American Democracy Institute) with CGI in 2010. The program's long-term commitment goals include building an innovative mentorship, training, and volunteer alliance, providing donated and discounted technology solutions, and a volunteer and funding network, that helps the unemployed gain valuable job skills, while assisting charitable organizations that benefit women and children globally.

In addition to the Impact Center (formerly the American Democracy Institute) and the Clinton Global Initiative, Anne has also helped chair, fund and volunteer with numerous nonprofits, such as the Clinton Foundation's Millennium Network, Thailand children's relief efforts with the Baan Tarn Nam Chai Orphanage and the Duang Prateep Foundation, Burma children's relief efforts with the Foundation for the People of Burma, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Second Chance Dog Rescue, the Las Vegas Opportunity Village, Las Vegas Shade Tree, Las Vegas Sunrise Children's Foundation, Toys for Tots, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, AITP, WITI, Voices for Innovation, and many others.