A 2019 Interview article by George Baker highlights the successes of Merger Tech CEO Nitin Knanna. The Q@A with the Portland, Oregon entrepreneur reveals some of Khanna’s background an strategies for success too.
Khanna has not always been a Portland, Oregon resident. He was born in 1971 in India. Motivated by the entrepreneurial successes of his family members, Nitin Khanna decided to move to the United States of America at the age of 17. He chose to attend Purdue University. At Purdue, Khanna received his undergraduate and master’s degrees. He was in the doctoral program for robotics, when his brother decided to come to the U.S. in 1999. Nitin Khanna left the doctoral program at Purdue that year, and he and his brother formed a company called Saber Software.
Saber Software would grow by leaps and bounds after the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the 20000 election results and concern over fraud. Already providing voter registration support through their company’s software to the election board in Oregeon, Nitin Khanna and his brother would eventually land more than 20 government contracts to modernize state voting platforms.
Khanna would sell Saber and then formed his current company Merger Tech in 2009. The company would set its focus on helping other business startups with their mobile technology. He also founded another company prior to Merger Tech called CuraCann, which is a cannabis oil company. Although he is no longer with CuraCann, Khanna hopes that he left the company able to accomplish their goals for years to come. He still has high hopes for the company.
Focusing on one’s strengths and weaknesses is a key to success, according to Khanna. He admits that one must be realistic and fully aware of their abilities. Nitin Khanna also believes that staying on top of communications is vital for success. The entrepreneur tries to make sure that any communication he receives over the phone or via email is returned within 24 hours.
When not busy with work, Nitn Khanna finds time to DJ and create documentaries.
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