Meet The ADVISORY BOARD
Gopichand Katragadda is the CEO of Myelin Foundry, the ex-CTO of Tata Group & Director of Tata Companies, and the ex-Managing Director of GE’s India Technology Center. With decades of experience under his belt, Gopichand is a global leader in the tech industry. He is the Vice President in the Board of Trustees in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a visiting Professor for entrepreneurship for IIT Hyderabad. As part of Altrui’s Advisory Board, Gopichand helps the team with their Altrui SMILE initiative in India and with strategic growth.
Jim DeCicco is the Oldest Brother and CEO of Super Coffee, a disruptive coffee brand led by three entrepreneurial brothers. Jim pitched his Super Coffee in ABC’s Shark Tank, gaining recognition across the nation for his brand, which is now valued at $200 million by investors. Jim is also a Board Member for Forbes 30 under 30. As part of Altrui’s Advisory Board, Jim helps the team with strategic marketing and growth.
Niket Rele is a partner in ReedSmith's Global Corporate Group. He is actively involved in the representation of companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, cross border India-U.S. transactions, private equity transactions, corporate finance, strategic alliances and joint ventures, technology, pharmaceutical and biotech licensing transactions, and general corporate counseling. As part of Altrui’s Advisory Board, Niket helps the team in legal matters and works closely on the Altrui SMILE initiative.
Frank Altman is the CEO of the Community Reinvestment Fund, USA. An experienced business executive, Altman has led CRF USA from a small organization in Minnesota to a national financial institution that has delivered more than $3 billion in capital to borrowers located in more than 750 communities throughout the United States. Altman has engaged major investors on Wall Street in supporting the capital needs of business borrowers located primarily in low-income communities. As part of Altrui’s Advisory Board, Frank helps the team in fundraising initiatives and on strategic growth strategies.