Subhakar Rao Surapaneni

Investor, Sales and Marketing Pioneer, Author, Technology Champion, Philanthropist, Leadership Mentor

Subhakar Rao – Inspiring Success Story

Sales and Marketing Pioneer, Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Startup Coach and Leadership Mentor

Mr Subhakar Rao’s career has mirrored his five main professional passions:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Sales & Marketing Coaching
  • Incubation
  • Investments

In each, he has been uniquely successful in creating value measured in business generated as well as champions and leaders created (Sales &Marketing magazine called him “The Man Who pioneered Marketing Outsourcing industry”).

From 1993, he supported numerous companies that created multiple thousands of jobs and today he manages the Champions Group of companies with over 2700 champions on the team.

In 1995, he co-founded the Surapaneni Foundation and QIS  Educational Institutions and initiated numerous colleges and charitable activities with Schools.  A Top BITS, Pilani graduate in Computer science, Mr. Subhakar Rao Surapaneni completed his M.S. at the Wayne State University, USA & has numerous honorary certifications & degrees.

Subhakar Rao is also Chairman & Chief Coach @ChampionsGroup– which is a Multi National Global Conglomerate with numerous growing global enterprises in the portfolio of the group.

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He also heads Sales & Marketing forums and works towards improving global sales and marketing education; and heads a Charitable Champions Educational Trust & Foundation along with being the driving force behind the Young Champions Educational Academy & Champions Lifelong Learning Society


Named one of the “100 Most Influential Global Sales & Marketing Technology Leaders” by Marketing Times, Subhakar Rao is  celebrating over two and half decades of driving global business change. It was in 1992, while he was doing his Masters in Wayne State University that the entrepreneurial bug caught him.

That was when he began a search for Technology and IT solutions that played a large a role in his life as his better-known innovations in sales & marketing outsourcing. Nearly a decade after in 2002, Mr. Rao started numerous Champions Group Organizations and Champions Educational Trust- dedicated to accelerating funding for education. Through broad range of charitable activities the focus of this Trust is centered on orphan kids and superior computer education.

A decade earlier, He founded the Surapaneni Foundation and QIS Educational institutions that made investments and grants to create QIS Institute of technology, College of Engineering and later expanded to other  business college and schools. In 2002, he formalized his previous education oriented by merging the Surapaneni Educational Academy to form the Champions Educational Trust which has continued contributions to improving education.

Champions Group of companies are also involved with and donating several hundred computers yearly and helping numerous educational institutions including School, Engineering College & Bachelors Colleges. Now in its 12th year, the Foundation has worked closely with donating computers to more than 100 schools and institutions.

Over the past decade, he has supported extensive programs in such areas as physically challenged job creations, assistance to families of children in low income groups, youth programs and worldwide research on online communication techniques enabling a greener world.

Mr. Subhakar Rao was also a founder of SMEI India, a non – profit, sales & marketing think tank in India. He has been instrumental in bringing to India Numerous top Sales and motivational trainers like  Brian Tracy, Neil Rackham, Jack Canfield, Barry Trailer, Willis Turner, Lesley Everett, Jeff Hayzlettt, Harry Beckwith, Stephen Covey, Robin Sharma, Ron Kauffman etc

As an Investor and Incubation champion, Mr. Subhakar Rao’s skills are in making organizations more efficient, dynamic and democratic by innovating a wide range of organic growth  techniques previously unused by most companies. This financed much of the early growth of IT outsourcing and Marketing outsourcing industries. “Subhakar Rao is a formidable innovator and we’ll all from the Outsourcing Industry will be in his debt for a long time following his footsteps regards setting up Global Business cost effectively. He has set up business models where Organizations can grow significantly without needing onsite presence”

“Mr. Subhakar Rao’s contribution to the explosive economic growth experienced by the Marketing and Technology Outsourcing Industry in the past 20 years is one of the greatest achievements of modern global entrepreneurs.”

His most important work was training and creating numerous Marketing and IT entrepreneurs who launched these ideas for building companies that became engines of marketing outsourcing industry. Based on his initiatives, Subhakar Rao was determined to focus, first, on cash flow rather than reported earnings; and second, to consider human capital part from India and across the world a part of the balance sheet. This was in a decade when Outsourcing was in its nascence stage and it was assumed by those who are biased that Indians are replacing American jobs.

Mr. Subhakar Rao and his team created what is today a major part of the structure of Marketing Technology Outsourcing firms based on their innovations in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. These innovations – now taken for granted and followed by numerous marketing outsourcing outfits – powered job growth for hundreds of thousands in India and are now helping grow firms around the world.


This entry was posted on November 10, 2008 by in Biography, success story and tagged , , , .


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