Meet Our Judges: Rajan Kasetty


Rajan KasettyRajan Kasetty is the CEO of Terrafore, Inc., a Consulting and Technology Development Company. Terrafore’s focus areas are Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency, specializing in thermal energy storage for CSP and consulting services for large scale Solar PV and CSP systems.

Prior to starting Terrafore, Rajan was the CEO of Infotech Enterprises America, part of a group of companies which currently has 35 global locations and more than 12,000 people. Infotech offers Engineering Design and IT services for aerospace, automotive and industrial sectors and Geographical Information Systems for utilities, transportation and governments. He was a founding Director on the Board of the parent company in India. He established and ran the company’s subsidiaries in USA, Puerto Rico and Canada.

After graduating in Electrical Engineering in 1974, Rajan began his career as a Management Trainee with the DCM group in Hyderabad, India. Since 1976, he has been an entrepreneur in engineering, consulting, manufacturing and IT sectors working with international clients and customers. Rajan’s entrepreneurial experience includes power distribution systems, manufacture of special purpose pumps, machine-tool controls, production automation, engineering design, Information Technology and GIS services.

Rajan has been living in California since 1999. He was a Member of the High Tech Task Force of the City of Riverside and is currently a Board Member of Smart Riverside and a Member of Riverside Technology CEO Forum. He volunteers with the Clean Tech Open as a competition judge and mentor for participating startups. He also mentors several startup ventures in Southern California.