As the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of MAQ Software, Rajeev Agarwal focuses on adopting the latest software engineering techniques to utilize emerging technology platforms. Prior to founding MAQ Software in 2000, Rajeev worked at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond for nearly seven years in various product management groups.
He started his career as a Design Analysis Engineer at Frigidaire Company, Webster City, Iowa, to analyze washing machine designs for the North American market.
As an entrepreneur, Rajeev was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has grown the company to over 500 engineers worldwide. Inc., a leading U.S. business magazine for mid-market companies, inducted MAQ Software into its ‘Hall of Fame.’ MAQ Software has been listed as one of the fastest growing companies in America eight times - a rare achievement.
He holds a B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a Master's in Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor.
Rajeev also serves as a board member in the IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation and is a TIE Seattle Charter member. He runs a non-profit organization, Foundation for Excellence, to provide science and mathematics education facilities for girls in rural India. When he is not in the software world, he enjoys listening to traditional Sufi music and playing badminton.
A native of Shahjahanpur, India, Rajeev and his wife Arpita live with their two children in Bellevue, Washington.