Rezon8 Team

The depth of business experience and expertise provided by Rezon8’s management, partners, and advisors ensures Rezon8’s ability to invest in high-growth companies and help them realize their full potential.

Management Team
K. Paul Singh
K. Paul Singh
CEO/Managing Director
K. Paul Singh is a highly successful and globally-recognized entrepreneur and executive with a history of founding and leading successful companies in the telecom sector. Prior to founding Rezon8, Mr. Singh served as Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Primus Telecommunications, a global telecommunications company that he grew to $1.2B in revenue in the first 6 years of operation. Primus was added to the Russell 3000 index in 2003 and listed among the “Fortune 1000” publicly traded companies in 2004. Mr. Singh was also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Overseas Telecommunications, Inc. (OTI), which was named the 80th fastest growing company on the 1990 Inc. 500 list. Mr. Singh has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a recipient of numerous awards, including a 2003 Stevie Award and the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Singh was also named “Top Performing CEO of Public Companies with annual revenue between $100 million and $999 million” in the Washington, DC, area by the Washington Business Journal in October 2010.
Anjuli M. Singh
Anjuli M. Singh
Principal
Anjuli Singh oversees marketing, communications, and PR campaigns for Rezon8 and any portfolio companies who seek guidance in those areas. She also serves as project manager for website projects. Ms. Singh has experience working in consumer telecom marketing, the film industry, and the museum and non-profit sectors. She holds advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins University and New York University.
Manju Bala
Manju Bala
Director of Digital Marketing
Manju Bala is a skilled digital marketer with over twelve years of experience leading online advertising, lead-generation, and branding campaigns, regularly using insights into data analytics to achieve the best possible results for her clients. Prior to joining Rezon8, Ms. Bala served as a digital marketing and UI/UX consultant to some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and media conglomerates, including Groupm, Times Group, and Smile Group. In addition, she is also an entrepreneur in her own right, having started multiple digital marketing and online marketplace companies. Ms. Bala holds degrees from the University of Delhi and Indira Gandhi National Open University and is a graduate of the India Institute of Management, Bangalore’s Management Program in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.

Advisors
Carl N. Grant, III
Carl N. Grant, III
Advisor
Carl N. Grant, III is Executive Vice President, Business Development at Cooley and is also a Founding Managing Director for Kiwi Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund. Known as a “super-connector” in the DC-area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Mr. Grant is focused on assisting growth-oriented companies achieve their goals through practical business solutions, strategic business advice and high-impact, targeted referrals to sources of financing, potential partners, key hires, potential buyers/sellers and other high-end service providers. Mr. Grant also advises companies on the best use of team-based, business-oriented legal solutions. Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Grant served as Executive Director-Technology Industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, managed the Capital Attraction Program for Fairfax County EDA, served as Vice President, Business Development for two venture capital-backed technology companies in the Northern Virginia area, and served as a division Director at Multimedia, Inc. Mr. Grant holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BSJ with honors from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Sheena Gill
Sheena Gill
Advisor
Sheena Gill is General Counsel and Director of Contracts for C2 Technologies, Inc., a nationally-recognized leader in performance improvement with core practice areas in Education, e-Learning/Training, Strategic Human Capital Management, Mission-Critical Support Services, Information Technology, and Strategic Communications and Marketing. Her expertise is in the areas of contracts, corporate law, litigation, management and business development. Before joining C2, Ms. Gill worked as a Partner and Attorney at the Chugh Firm, an international law firm, where she was responsible for management, business development, revenue setting and generation, P&L, and developing new verticals within the firm. She also founded the Chugh Firm’s Washington, DC, office. Ms. Gill has a JD and Mediation Certificate from the University of Baltimore and a BSFS in Science & Technology in International Affairs as well as an Asian Studies Certificate from Georgetown University\'s School of Foreign Service.
John Tett
John Tett
Advisor
John Tett has over 35 years of experience in enterprise software design, development, maintenance, testing and operations support. Having worked for Lockheed Martin, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and other companies in the aerospace and defense sectors, he is an expert in conducting independent assessments of software development activities in mission critical projects in order to support software life cycle costing and readiness. Mr. Tett also serves as Vice President of TeKi Solutions, a company that provides free computer consulting and software development services to non-profit organizations. Mr. Tett holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of Texas San Antonio and an MS in Computer Information Systems Management from the University of Phoenix.
Dante Disparte
Dante Disparte
Advisor
Dante Disparte is the Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategy, risk and capital management firm focusing on mid-market opportunities, market expansion and innovation on a global scale. Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Disparte served as the managing director of Clements Worldwide, a leading insurance brokerage with customers in more than 170 countries. He also served as the managing director of Land Rover’s operations in 32 Sub-Saharan African markets and held numerous general management roles in Denmark. Mr. Disparte is a specialist in strategy and risk reduction through the design and delivery of comprehensive risk solutions of worldwide scope. He serves on the board of the American Security Project and is also a member of the Bretton Woods II Council at New America. Mr. Disparte serves as the vice-chair of the board of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C., and on Harvard Business School’s global alumni board. Mr. Disparte holds an MSc in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College. He is the co-author of “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016).
Ashish Khosla
Ashish Khosla
Advisor
Ashish Khosla, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank, has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined PNC after a decade of service with Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank, where he was a commercial principal relationship manager responsible for the Northern Virginia region. Mr. Khosla's particular specialties include deal origination, financial analysis and modeling, risk management, valuation, due diligence, credit documentation, consulting, and management. He is a seasoned banker with extensive experience in successfully financing a broad range of businesses. Mr. Khosla is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. In 2014, he was named Banker of the Year, Washington, DC by the SmartCEO Power Players Awards program.
Carrie Rich
Carrie Rich
Advisor
Carrie Rich is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, a company based on the premise that growing leaders is the best strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good. Prior to The Global Good Fund, Ms. Rich was the Senior Director of Vision Translation at Inova Health System. She currently teaches at George Washington University and the Amani Institute. Carrie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, POLITICO Women Who Rule Award, Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40, Entrepreneur.com Top 30 Start-ups to Watch, and Stevie Award for Women in Business. She has also been published in media outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post.
Steve Walker
Steve Walker
Advisor
Steve Walker is an experienced senior executive with a successful track record in the retail industry. He currently serves as Chief Merchandising Officer at DollarDays, a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Before joining DollarDays, he served as VP of Retail Operations for Safeway, where he launched Retail Service Insights, LLC, and led several operational and strategic initiatives for multiple business units, including customer experience strategies and initiatives, retail audit services, payment services, shared support centers, and business process outsourcing. Mr. Walker has also served as Vice President and General Manager at SUPERVALU and its subsidiary, Cub Foods. Mr. Walker holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota as well as a BS in Accounting from the University of Tulsa.
Gian Dilawari
Gian Dilawari
Advisor
Gian Dilawari is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with more than twenty-five years’ experience in business management. Mr. Dilawari served as the CTO of Cable & Wireless USA, a telecommunication company with over $2 billion dollars in sales in the United States, and as the COO and co-founder of Gemplex, Inc., an international VPN service provider. Most recently, Mr. Dilawari was the President of TravTech, a SaaS provider in the travel industry. Mr. Dilawari’s specialties include designing, managing and implementing functional and operating capabilities in startup companies, and managing, implementing, and monitoring complex telecommunication systems for large carriers. Mr. Dilawari is a graduate of Catholic University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has served on the Board of TiE DC and is also a member of MindShare Group.