Vinod Gupta is the former CEO and Chairman of infoGROUP (previously known as infoUSA), a company engaged in data processing, database management and email marketing.. Mr. Gupta served from its start 1972 until 2008. Borrowing $100 from a bank to get started, it has grown from a one-man operation to a global employer of over 5,000 with revenues of $750 million.
He was recognized by friend Bill Clinton in his book Giving. He described his company as one that “has made a concerted effort to hire people who were on welfare, as well as people who are disabled or who have to support themselves after getting out of unsafe domestic situations.”
Mr. Gupta was also nominated and confirmed to be the United States Consul General to Bermuda as well as nominated by the President to be the United States Ambassador to Fiji.