Born in India and later emigrated to the USA at the age of 17, Nitin Khanna is an eminent personality in the world of top CEOs in the US. He started small as a co-founder of Saber Corporation and went on to become a CEO of other established companies such as Merger Tech and Cura Cannabis. He is also a distinguished philanthropist who sits on a range of advisory boards of TiE Oregon, The Classic Wines Auction, Free wire Broad bank, and Vend screen amongst others. He credits his amassed experience and expertise, timely strategizing and negotiation skills, passion and culture for service of others for the far he has gotten in his career. To date, he is still looked upon by many upcoming entrepreneurs in Portland and even beyond.
Beyond the business space, the Nitin effect is also felt in the cultural realm. He has an interest and knack for the film industry that has seen him produce two highly acclaimed documentary films: What Lies Upstream and Terms and Conditions. The former provides an insight into the world of big data, technological corporation, and privacy concerns. The later in which he worked with Cullen Hoback, a renowned filmmaker, provides an eye into the activities of government and corporate and how they trickle down to affect the public. He details how crises like Flint water and Elk River Chemical Spill were orchestrated by corporates and how the government took no action, and the public suffered severely.
Building on his love for wine, Nitin’s entrepreneurial toes are also immersed in the wine industry where he has produced his own label: Pinot Noir. He also sits on the wine actions and tastings boards which have given him a platform to network further and identity more opportunities for business.
Nitin’s diverse business portfolio highlights the broader purpose of an entrepreneur which goes beyond economic production. It also underscores the role model function whereby the entrepreneur impacts positively on the progress of the society on both social and business fronts. IFurthermore, it emphasizes the focus of creativity and strategy in identifying opportunities to invest in.
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