Vijay Ratthinam is the CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI), San Francisco Bay Area Chapter since Nov 2018, and serving as a volunteer leader in various roles since 2014. As a CEO, he has built a highly engaging and diverse volunteer team that is delivering more than 100 events per year. He is one of the key leaders behind the success of the chapter Mentoring program which helped more than 200 members in the last 2 years.
Vijay is also the Co-founder and CEO of BigFish Social, a non-profit mentoring platform specializing in mentoring students and young professionals. He has held various high tech project and program managerial positions with Fortune 500 companies like Target, StateFarm, Williams-Sonoma, Infosys, and is currently working as a Program Manager at Salesforce. He is an author and public speaker who enjoys speaking regularly at toastmaster meetings, public and non-profit discussion forums, and university student forums like UC Berkeley, Golden Gate University, and HULT Business School.
Vijay holds SAPM from Stanford University, MBA from the ICFAI University, Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiar University. He serves on his daughter’s School Board and also enjoys volunteering at various mentoring organizations including Technovation, Genesys Works, HackBright Academy, dev/mission, and SNHU. He is PMP and CSM certified.