Manoj is an entrepreneur and an executive management professional with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and senior management experience. Manoj has been an advisory partner as well as an investor with Trinity since 2009. He is currently the president and CEO of MicroD Inc, which provides desktop and web applications in the $100 billion home furnishings industry for product presentations, electronic product catalogs, B2C ecommerce and B2B ecommerce. MicroD serves close to 600 premium companies in the industry, such as Ethan Allen, Bassett, Haverty’s, and Drexel Heritage. MicroD has US offices in Charlotte and Hickory in North Carolina and international offices in Czech Republic and India.
Manoj was a CIO, VP and a part owner at Advanced Automation Inc, a $50 million, 250-employee custom industrial automation products company in Greenville, SC, which was sold in 1998. Manoj started in the home furnishings industry as a VP of integration services at HomePoint in 1999, helped raise $72 million, and designed a blueprint for the company for B2B ecommerce in the industry. After HomePoint, he founded Exim Technologies LLC, a B2B EDI transaction management company which merged with MicroD Inc. in 2003.
Manoj graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India with a BE (hons) in engineering and he earned an MS in automation and robotics from Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA. He also earned an from Clemson University in 1999. Manoj has, for over six years, been an active member of Vistage, an international CEO organization involved in supporting business leaders. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is passionate about arts, music, and tennis.