Managing Partner, Wayfare Ventures
Prakash is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of general management, finance, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Prakash is a managing partner with seed firm Solarex LLC (family office). Before that he was a partner with HGM asset management (PE fund) and was a 2013 advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University. He served senior vice president and CIO of TAJ group of hotels from 1999-2012. With a background in some of the industry's most venerable corporations - Unisys / Sperry and IBM, Prakash has provided solutions for numerous corporations and financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Paine Webber and Solomon Smith Barney. In addition, Prakash was an early investor and a board member of Speech & Software Technologies, TravelGuru and Transerv. Prakash is a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and English, and New York Polytechnic University with a master's degree in Computer Science. He attended the advanced management program at Harvard Business School and was 2013 advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University. He was an active board member of HFTP and has served on HTNG's board. Prakash was inducted into HFTP "International Hall of Fame" for his contributions to the hospitality industry, and has served on Microsoft hospitality advisory board.