Vattikuti Foundation

Leadership

Raj and Padma established Vattikuti Foundation in 1997, a ‚ÄúNot for Profit‚ÄĚ organization with the laser focus on improving the quality of human life by bringing robotic surgery to the world and introducing several social empowerment initiatives in India.

Mr Raj VattiKuti

Founder


Raj Vattikuti is an American-Indian entrepreneur, business executive and philanthropist. He has founded a string of successful enterprises including Altimetrik, Covansys, Synova, Vattikuti Ventures, Vattikuti Technologies, and Davinta Technologies. Raj Firmly believes that enterprises make a difference not only by leveraging or implementing emerging technologies, but also by attracting, evaluating, and transforming talent within their organisations leading to holistic development. Raj has been in the forefront to support some of the leading global players in healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, retail, travel hospitality, and financial services.

In 1997, Raj founded a non-profit corporation, along with his wife Padma‚ÄĒthe Vattikuti Foundation. The Foundation serves communities in Michigan and India. In Michigan, the Foundation established the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Health in Detroit and the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak. In India, the Vattikuti Foundation focuses on developing the social and economic infrastructure to connect, coordinate and uplift people below the poverty line through the Poverty Alleviation Program. The Foundation also works with other causes around the globe. In April 2020, he donated $400,000 to facilitate ‚Äď in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System and the City of Detroit ‚Äď on-site COVID-19 testing for all residents of the city’s 126 nursing homes and senior assisted living facilities. Raj is a graduate of the College of Engineering, Guindy with a degree in electrical engineering.

Mrs Padma Vattikuti

Founder


Padma Raj Vattikuti is an American-Indian philanthropist. Born and raised in India, Padma came to the United States in 1978, and currently spends her time considerably in South-Eastern Michigan and Florida. She has been instrumental in founding the Vattikuti Foundation in 1997 along with her husband, Raj Vattikuti. The Foundation has been serving various socio- economic causes in Michigan, India and in many other parts of the world. She believes that giving back to the society and helping the underprivileged is one of the most critical job, and doing it successfully and consistently has given her the greatest joy. Padma has an undergraduate degree in sciences from RA University in Hyderabad, India and a master’s degree in biochemistry, genetics and nutrition from Venkateswara University, India.

Mrs. Vattikuti has served on boards of Merrill Palmer Institute, Red-Cross Southeastern Michigan Chapter, Michigan Asian Business Council and a council member of Arts of Asia and Islamic art at the Detroit Institute Art. As a connoisseur of art and culture, Padma spends her time actively in restoring different facets of history through various exhibitions and museum restoration activities. Indian classical music has also been very close to her heart. In Detroit, the Vattikutis sponsored an outstanding exhibition of The Private World of India’s Mughal Emperors from the Chester Beatty Library collection. She has actively collected Indian and Southeast Asian art for over the past two decades.

Testimonial

This is what Nancy Schlchting, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System, had to say about the foundation.

Previous News Articles

June 30th, 2017 | Raj and Padma Vattikuti Participate in U. S. Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

We are pleased to share the news that Vattikuti Foundation founders Raj and Padma Vattikuti are participants in an exhibit that is scheduled to run for twenty years in the (US) National Museum of American History* located in Washington Raj and Padma Vattikuti Participate in U. S. Smithsonian Institution Exhibit, D. C., their adopted nation’s capital.  Called Many Voices, One Nation, the exhibit opened to the public on June 28, 2017.


The display features 500 years of artifacts and history from immigrants who came to the United States from all over the globe.  Thirty-one individuals are the subject of interviews on the National Museum of American History website (some as couples- including Raj and Padma).  Additional personal items on display are included from Vattikuti Urology Institute Director Dr. Mani Menon and Vattikuti Foundation CEO, Dr. Mahendra Bhandari.


To visit the complete National Museum of American History website contents, Read more


To read the complete interview from Raj and Padma, Click here


Image’s courtesy: Smithsonian Institution

*The National Museum of American History is part of the Smithsonian Institution collection of national museums located in Washington, D. C. and the surrounding area.

May 20th, 2020 | Raj Vattikuti Honored with a Stevie Award

Altimetrik CEO, Vattikuti Foundation Founder & President Raj Vattikuti Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020 Stevie¬ģ American Business Awards¬ģ

 

 

Vattikuti wins Gold Award, taking top award in the Computer Services category

 

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Altimetrik, a business and IT transformation accelerator, today announced that Raj Vattikuti, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Altimetrik, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie¬ģ Award in the 18th Annual American Business Awards¬ģ. Vattikuti received Gold in the Entrepreneur of the Year - Computer Services category.

 

‚ÄúI‚Äôve been lucky to receive the support of people and communities who have helped me grow my vision at various stages in my career‚ÄĚ

 

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.‚Äôs premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations ‚Äď public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning ‚Äúcrowned,‚ÄĚ the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5. Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale. More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year‚Äôs Stevie Award winners.

 

The panel of judges particularly remarked on Vattikuti’s ability to drive Altimetrik’s phenomenal success in a crowded and fast-changing market while balancing the company’s commitment to diversity in hiring and investment in the local communities near its offices worldwide. Beyond the strong business performance, Raj Vattikuti’s ongoing personal philanthropic work through the Vattikuti Foundation and Altimetrik’s commitment to living its values made Vattikuti stand out as an entrepreneur.

 

‚ÄúI‚Äôve been lucky to receive the support of people and communities who have helped me grow my vision at various stages in my career,‚ÄĚ remarked Vattikuti. ‚ÄúAltimetrik has built a track record of rapid growth and success because we take tremendous care in hiring the right people and then investing in their growth as employees. The same is true with our local communities, where we invest time and energy to help people develop the skills they need to succeed. I see this award as a recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone at Altimetrik.‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúDespite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,‚ÄĚ said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. ‚ÄúThis year‚Äôs Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.‚ÄĚ

 

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

 

About Altimetrik
Altimetrik is a business and IT transformation accelerator. We partner with Fortune 500 companies to deliver fast, meaningful outcomes. As practitioners of end-to-end business and technology transformation, we deliver measurable results for clients across financial services, payments, retail, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and other industries. Founded in 2012, we have offices and development centers across the globe and over 2,500 energized employees.

 

About the Vattikuti Foundation
The Vattikuti Foundation is a non-profit corporation that was founded in 1997. The Foundation serves both the local community in Southeast Michigan as well as causes in India and other parts of the world. Through the Vattikuti Foundation Raj and his wife Padma continue to lend their support to a number of worthwhile charitable causes. The Foundation has distinguished itself by founding the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospitals and the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont Hospitals and providing robotic surgery Scholarships and Fellowships to young Indian surgeons. The Vattikuti Foundation also focuses on creating an infrastructure to coordinate and reach out to the people who are in poverty through their Poverty Alleviation Initiative program in India.

 

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards¬ģ, The International Business Awards¬ģ, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

 

Artwork courtesy: Altimetrik

November 24th, 2020 | Raj Vattikuti EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Winner

From our friends at Altimetrik comes word of a significant honor for the Vattikuti Foundation President & Founder:

 

 

We are extremely happy to share that Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that¬†Raj Vattikuti, Executive Chairman of Altimetrik is named an Entrepreneur of The Year¬ģ¬†2020 National Award winner¬†following his selection as a Michigan and Northwest Ohio¬†regional award winner in October.

 

The Entrepreneur of The Year Awards program¬†is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.¬†Raj Vattikuti was one of 13 national winners¬†announced on¬†Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards celebration. The awards were the culmination of the Strategic Growth Forum¬ģ, one of US‚Äôs most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Raj was selected by an independent panel of judges from a pool of more than 200 regional award winners.

 

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Raj will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners from over 60 countries.

 

All of us at the Vattikuti Foundation realize the significance Raj's efforts over the years to make the world a better place!  This is yet another example of his being recognized by his contemporaries for continuing to be not only a business leader, but a philanthropic leader as well.  Thanks & Congratulations, Well Deserved!