Piyush Agrawal, Co-Founder
Dr. Piyush Agrawal represents a respectable combination of professional expert in education, successful business entrepreneur, community service activist and philanthropist. He has six university degrees, two dozen publications to his credit and numerous honors and awards. After serving as a classroom teacher for 40 years, Dr. Agrawal also became Superintendent of Schools. As for business, he bought APS Technologies, Inc. and Allied Joint venture, LLC, transforming these into big enterprises.
In addition to service in education, Dr. Agrawal has vast community service experience to his name. In 1994, he was appointed to the US 2000 Census Advisory Committee on Asian and Pacific Islander Populations, where he served for nine years. In 2004, Governor Bush appointed Piyush to the Board of Directors of Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, and he was reappointed by Governors Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. He was also appointed by the State of Florida to serve on the Racial & Ethnic Health Disparity Advisory Committee as chairman.
Dr. Agrawal is very active in civic and social non-profit organizations. He has served as the National President of the Association of Indians in America and has served as Chairman of Asian American Federation of Florida, Asian American Foundation, Asian American Alliance, and the Asian American Community Forum. Currently, he serves as the Senior Vice President of GOPIO International serving the worldwide Indian diaspora.
Dr. Agrawal has also made major financial commitment to his home village in India to build a College for Girls in the rural area in the name of his parents. This college prepares young ladies for their B.A. and B.S. degrees. Locally, Dr. Agrawal worked in cooperation with other community leaders to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue in Davie in 2012.
Most notably for the Hindu American community, on September 9, 2003, Dr. Agrawal had the honor of meeting President George W. Bush and asked him to start hosting Diwali festival at The White House. As a result, the White House celebrated the first Diwali event on October 23, 2003 and since then, it has been celebrated every year.
Akhil K. Agrawal, Co-Founder
A recognized expert in the field of healthcare distribution and logistics, Akhil Agrawal is co-founder of the Agrawal Family Foundation. Agrawal has more than 25 years of commercial banking and business leadership experience.
Agrawal has held various senior management positions with Barnett Banks, which later merged with Bank of America. He began as a credit review analyst in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was responsible for a $30 billion commercial loan portfolio. Then, as credit quality administrative officer, Agrawal coordinated due diligence of various financial institutions, resolving issues related to valuation, risk recognition and asset classification. Finally, as a manager of planning and special projects, he developed and implemented a comprehensive loan review program to ensure the regulatory compliance of the holding company and 32 bank affiliates.
Throughout his career, Agrawal has accepted leadership roles with numerous professional groups, corporate boards and trade associations. He is currently a board member of the Healthcare Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), for which he previously served as chair and treasurer. HIDA honored him with the Industry Award of Distinction for his visionary leadership. Agrawal is also a founding board member and served as chairman of the Education and Research Committee of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA).
Due to his expertise, Agrawal also has been appointed to several government commissions including the Executive Committee of the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council and the State of Florida Council for Efficient Government. He is also a member of the Governor of the State of Florida’s Healthcare Policy Team and co-led the Department of Health Transition Team.
Among his other responsibilities, Agrawal sits on the board of directors of Nexera Medical Inc., the Indian-American Republican Council and the National Minority Medical Suppliers Association, for which he was past president.
Sukrit Agrawal, Co-Founder
A strong proponent of education, Sukrit Agrawal is passionate about making the world a better place, especially for children. He is active with the Agrawal Family Foundation, which funds educational and technology-based initiatives to improve the health and well-being of women, children and those with special needs around the world. Agrawal has served on the board of trustees for Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University. He is also a member of the Miami Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, which provides a global network of like-minded young chief executives.
As a family man, Agrawal especially enjoys spending time with his three children. Whether he is teaching or learning alongside his children, he strives to balance protecting them with granting them the freedom to grow into their best selves.
Agrawal earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Duke University in 1986 and an MBA from Florida International University in 1989. Prior to starting AMD, he held various positions in banking and government. This combined experience and a personal philosophy that embraces constant learning and growth have been fundamental to his personal and professional success.