Kirit Desai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Derive Technologies.

In 1981, Mr. Desai founded a predecessor to Derive in Lower Manhattan that became a recognized leader in corporate and government technology sales. With the formation of Derive, he and his team added a complete suite of business solution offerings, currently comprising cloud computing (and hybrid and on-demand cloud), data center design and modernization, business continuity, virtualization, information security and technology support services.

Mr. Desai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Oklahoma State University and a MBA in Management from Roosevelt University. He has been a member of the Channel Advisory Boards for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP, Inc., as well as the Synnex Corporation President’s Club. He is also a Trustee of the Vraj Hindu Temple of Schuylkill Haven, PA.

Mr. Desai directly supports medical camps, education charities, and housing and education for homeless and orphaned children in India. He is a supporter of the Share & Care Foundation, founded in New Jersey by a group of Indian-American business leaders committed to enhancing the quality of life of underprivileged woman and children. He also provides support to I Create, Inc., which is dedicated to providing Integrated Entrepreneurship Training and seed money to aspiring entrepreneurs and disadvantaged communities in India.