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Hyder is a seasoned Insurtech veteran with over 15 years of experience in product and business development. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA and Master's in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Hyder is the founder of Injala where he worked to architect and develop its original technology. From navigating the complexities of being the youngest in boardroom collaborations with some of the largest players in the insurance industry to building a multimillion-dollar organization with 100+ employees, Hyder runs Injala's daily operations which includes establishing the vision and direction of the company, managing its product and business development strategy, and overseeing execution and implementation. Hyder's personal mission, which is reflected in the enthusiasm of the Injala team, is to lead the evolution in the insurance industry by pioneering new verticals that will change the way the world relates to insurance.
Hyder lives in Dallas and is happily married with two beautiful daughters. Hyder is a big sports fan, regularly follows the NFL and the NBA, and is a big sports car enthusiast.
James Pitcher is no stranger to hard work. Immediately after high school James enlisted as a helicopter mechanic in the Marine Corps where he developed a desire to become a helicopter pilot. To accomplish his dream, James joined the Army and before long was flying Hueys in Colorado Springs, and Blackhawks in South Korea and at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he continued until his military retirement. After the Army, he trained pilots at American Airlines for a number of years.
Although James recognized and cherished his accomplished flying record, his determined spirit was calling him to apply his experience in a new career-project management. It was while he was pursuing an MBA in project management that he met Hyder Naqvi, Founder and CEO of Injala.
The two shared a number of classes and quickly found they worked well together. Hyder's technical prowess combined with James' skill at simplifying and communicating difficult technical concepts led them to determine theirs was a match worth exploring.
When Hyder approached James with a proposition to start a company, without hesitation James responded, "Hell yes!"
James currently lives in Dallas where he enjoys walking around his neighborhood and sampling new restaurants in the area. He also enjoys traveling the globe in his spare time.
Rajeev started his career in the Netherlands with Philips Electronics, a Fortune 100 company in consumer electronics and healthcare. He held C-level positions in technology, strategy and business management roles before becoming the corporate CIO of its consumer business. He founded the Philips Software Center in Bangalore, India for product innovation in semiconductor design, health informatics and industrial automation. Subsequently, he served for twenty-five years as EVP of strategy and product marketing for a set-top box business based in the Silicon Valley.
Rajeev has managed multiple start-up companies providing enterprise software applications targeting industrial automation, wireless sensor networks, loT, AI/ML in track and trace, and safety applications. He was a venture partner at Blade Ventures, an in-house fund of Broadcom Corporation, in Los Angeles.
Rajeev holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering master's degree in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, and has attended executive MBA programs at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), and Paris University for marketing, human resources, corporate development and finance.