Pankaj (PJ) Likhmania
Pankaj (PJ) is a passionate entrepreneurial leader, highly experienced in healthcare technology. Specializing in leading fast-paced innovation in the healthcare industry, PJ has founded four companies of his own. He has invested in 10+ startups and served as a Board member and consulting CIO for multiple organizations including Global Med, Valley Perinatal and iMed Transport. He understands what it takes to build businesses from ideation to scale. PJ is currently leading Rovicare which offers a cloud-based software solution for post-acute care utilization. Rovicare stems from PJ’s personal challenges and inefficiencies encountered in discharge management and transition of care.
A senior IT leader with 18+ years of experience in roles such as Senior Enterprise Software Architect for Intel Corporation, PJ is well-equipped to build and manage technology, processes, personnel and strategy. He is a dedicated, hands-on leader who seamlessly integrates multi-disciplinary teams to deliver strategic solutions that exceed business goals and has successfully completed complex projects with budgets exceeding $10 million and 1 million users. Through his extensive experience, PJ learned that success comes from the streamlined integration of technology, great people and skilled leadership. As a result, he has defined a clear strategy for success through which all business operations flow, including product roadmap management, budgeting, capital investment and team dynamics.
PJ is an active mentor and investor in the local start-up community, bringing exceptional problem-solving skills to help integrate people, process, technology and investment with the greater community. His community involvement includes Phoenix Startup Week, Chandler Innovations, Arizona Technology Investors and Arizona State University, and participating as a judge in local innovation contests such Devil Days at ASU, Venture Madness and Healthcare Startups.