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Robert Makheja

Business Leader and Entrepreneur in Virginia

A business executive and entrepreneur in McLean, Virginia, Robert J. Makheja has over three decades of combined experience leading companies in multiple industries. Robert Makheja has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science, a master of business administration from the University of Tampa Sykes College of Business, and a juris doctor from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.

He began his career in 1990 at IBM in New York and later spent seven years with Oracle, where he contributed to its growth as the vice president of its North America and public sector unit. Over the following 16 years, Mr. Makheja leveraged this experience to direct and scale operations at other technology companies. He served as Peregrine Systems Inc.’s vice president until its sale to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in 2005, at which time he assumed an executive position with HPE’s commercial and government business units. While at HPE, he received Top Performing Executive of the Year awards from 2007 to 2015.

Mr. Makheja now serves as the president of the software development company MFGC, Inc., the product of a merger between HPE Software and Micro Focus International. In 2021, his achievements there earned him a Top Tech Innovators of the Year Award. Since 2001, he has also provided legal advisory services on business and technology matters as an attorney partner at RJM & Associates.

Moreover, Robert J. Makheja cofounded the commercial real estate firm RJM Companies Inc. and the investment company RJM Capital in 2000 and 2014, respectively.

McLean, VA, US


Work Experience

Jan 2017 - Present

President & CEO
MFGS, Inc.

Mar 2014 - Present

Founder
RJM Capital

Sep 2001 - Present

Attorney Partner

RJM & Associates


Education

Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

Advance Management Executive Program
Harvard Business School

Sep 1993 - Jun 1996

JD
Antonin Scalia Law School
Doctor of Law

Sep 1991 - Jun 1993

MBA
Skyes College of Business-University of Tampa

Sep 1986 - Jun 1990

BS
The George Washington University
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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