CEO and cofounder of Solectria Renewables (No. 61 on our list), a manufacturer of solar power inverters in Lawrence since 2005
How would you describe your leadership style?
I try to lead by democracy, encouraging my team to have input on decisions and guiding them to sound and practical solutions.
Who is your most important mentor?
My most important mentor was my father, R.V. Rajan — he was brilliant and demanding and set high expectations. Every day I think about what he would do in my shoes and challenge myself to be better at what I do.