Prashanth Palakurthi Named One of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business
Founder and CEO of Reflexis Systems, Inc. receives award from the Asian American Business Development Center, Inc. for building a successful business and contributions to his community
DEDHAM, Mass., July 22, 2014: Prashanth Palakurthi, founder and CEO of Reflexis Systems, Inc., has been named one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center. The award, which was presented during the 13th annual awards dinner gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, recognizes outstanding leaders who have built a successful business and distinguished themselves in their community. The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award honors a wide array of Asian ethnicities, including Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Palakurthi founded Reflexis in 2001 and with his team of co-founders pioneered the category of Retail Execution Management solutions that enable companies to consistently execute their labor operations and customer engagement strategies. From the initial flagship Task Management solution, Reflexis now offers an integrated platform of real-time execution and workforce management solutions for retailers, Quick Serve Restaurant chains, government organizations, hospitality, and other industries. The company is based in Dedham, MA (near Boston) and has offices in London, Kennesaw, GA, and Pune, India. Reflexis now has more than 200 customers, including some of the biggest and best-known companies in the world.
Prior to founding Reflexis, Palakurthi advised enterprises in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States on how to align their business and IT strategies. He is a double graduate with Masters in Mathematics and Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani. He also serves as an advisor to the Board of the Giving Back Foundation, is involved in autism research, and is a frequent contributor to educational programs at his university.
“I am thankful to the committee to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized among so many influential and inspiring Asian American men and women in business,” Palakurthi said. “The award is a tremendous individual honor for me, but more so it highlights the accomplishments of the Reflexis team, which has some of the brightest and most dedicated professionals in the software industry and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our customers.”
About Reflexis Systems, Inc.
Reflexis is the pioneer in real-time store execution and workforce management solutions that enable retailers to execute their customer engagement strategy flawlessly and uncover profit. The Reflexis platform of real-time store execution, task management, KPI/compliance, time and attendance, and labor scheduling (including budgeting, forecasting, and employee self-service) enables retailers to align store labor/activities to corporate goals and institutionalize best-practice response to real-time metrics and alerts.
For the past 12 years, more than 200 of the world’s best retailers in multiple vertical categories have reported dramatic improvements in store-level compliance with corporate strategies; higher productivity of corporate, field, and store employees; and increased revenue and profitability after implementing Reflexis workforce management solutions. Reflexis StorePulse® (patent pending) synchronizes store-level activities with real-time KPIs, alerts, and customer demand. Stores can systemically execute best practices to provide a greater quality of customer engagement, leading to higher revenues.
Reflexis Systems, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts and has offices in London, Kennesaw, GA (near Atlanta), and India. For more information, visit reflexisnew.wpengine.com. Follow Reflexis on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and Instagram: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter| YouTube | Google+ | Instagram
About Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC):
AABDC: The Asian American Business Development Center, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1994. It assists Asian American businesses in strengthening their capacity to compete in the mainstream market, to expand business opportunities and to promote recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy.
Reflexis Systems, Inc.
David L. Andrews, (781) 493-3351
Director of Marketing Communications
OP Choudhary, 44 (0) 1256 857310
Head of Operations, Reflexis EMEA
Xiaotang Huang (黄笑棠), (212) 966-0100
Asian American Business Development Center