Prashanth Palakurthi

Founder & Former CEO, Reflexis Systems

Prashanth Palakurthi founded MA-based Reflexis systems in 2001, and with a team of co-founders, Mr. Palakurthi pioneered the category of Retail Execution Management solutions that enable companies to simplify store operations and execute labor operations and customer engagement strategies. Reflexis was acquired by Zebra Technologies Corporation in 2020. Mr. Palakurthi is also a noted philanthropist, being a founding Board Member of The Giving Back Fund and deeply involved in charitable initiatives focusing on issue areas ranging from education to veterans’ affairs. A proud alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, he recently made a generous donation of $1M to his alma mater, the largest individual pledge ever received by the school. His approach to philanthropy is best summed up by the saying: give while you live!