Nitin Khanna is the founder and CEO of MergerTech Advisors, a global merger and acquisitions firm for tech entrepreneurs. The firm helps tech entrepreneurs by connecting them with investors, acquirers and helping them through mergers. Khanna founded the firm in 2009 and has been CEO since.
He was formally educated at Purdue University where he earned his BS and MS in Industrial Engineering. In 1998 he would cut his teeth as an entrepreneur by founding the company, Saber Corp. The company would become the largest standalone provider of government solutions. The firm would grow to 1,200 employees and have a revenue of over $120 million. He would sell the firm to EDS in 2007 for $460 million.
Nitin Khanna was born in India and was inspired to become an entrepreneur at a young age. Everyone in his family was very entrepreneurial and ran businesses in the cement and motorcycle parts industries. He came to the US when he was 17 and completed his masters in engineering. His brother would come to the US in 1999, and together they would manage Saber Corp. After the 2000 presidential election had a vote counting problem in Florida, the government passed the Help America Vote Act. This act mandated that every state had to modernize their vote counting systems by the 2006 midterm elections. Saber was based out of Oregon and they became one of the first states to jump on the act. The state hired Saber and this led to them managing over 21 state voting systems.
As a CEO, Khanna always made sure he had the right people doing the right tasks at his companies. He liked working with his brother because his brother was the “Ying to his Yang.” Khanna is much more sales oriented while his brother is much more operational minding and runs the day to day operations.
Through innovation and hard work, Nitin Khanna was able to achieve the American Dream in the tech industry.