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Forty Under 40 Class of 2013 Selects geoAMPS CEO

Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of geoAMPS, has been named to the prestigious list of 2013 Forty Under 40 honorees in the Central Ohio area. Forty Under 40 is an annual honors program organized by Columbus Business First, a business news publication serving the Central Ohio area.

Forty Under 40 honors 40 professionals in Central Ohio who are under the age of 40 and have distinguished themselves by their career achievements, awards and community service.

The longest-running program at Business First, Forty Under 40 is now in its 21st year of recognizing young “movers and shakers” in the Central Ohio community.

A panel of six judges reviewed hundreds of nominations and support letters, scoring each nominee individually. The scores were combined and the highest 40 scores determined the Forty Under 40 Class of 2013.

Yogesh and the other members of the Class of 2013 will be honored during an awards ceremony on May 23 in Columbus.

Yogesh is the founder of geoAMPS, a two-year-old technology company located in Powell, Ohio, that offers an industry-specific product line for right of way, alternative energy, mineral exploration and production, transportation, railroad, land reclamation, surveying, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, document management and communications. geoAMPS is a startup company which has experienced dramatic growth. Its clients include organizations that are leaders in their respective industries. Yogesh is an engineer with a diverse background in technology across various industries.

With more than 15 years of experience in database customization and implementation, his organization helps companies implement standardized processes, bringing efficiency and optimization within project and asset management. After completing his higher education in Civil Engineering, Yogesh began his career as a software developer with a technology company in Columbus in 1998. In the last 15 years, he has held several key positions with increased responsibility.

Outside of his daily work, Yogesh has focused on professional development and achieved several industry-leading certifications across various disciplines. He is a regular contributor to trade journals with national and international reach, such as Right of Way, the publication of the International Right of Way Association. Over a career spanning 15 years, he has been involved in starting five companies from the ground up, achieved three industry-leading certifications (PMP, Oracle DBA, and Six Sigma), two master’s degrees, worked in five major industries (insurance, finance, healthcare, energy and government) and created 15 enterprise software products, 11 of which in the last two years. Under Yogesh’s leadership, geoAMPS has established itself as the leader in creating software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets.

geoAMPS is revolutionizing industries by leveraging online, offline and mobile technologies within the land rights, infrastructure asset and data management markets. geoAMPS was the first company to implement mobile technology within the land rights and infrastructure assets industries.

Yogesh is very active in the Central Ohio community. Under his leadership, geoAMPS donated funds to American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts and food and clothing to the local Salvation Army. He donated time and resources to develop a software program for CHAP, which worked to reduce risks and improve care for those at-risk due to inadequate education, low income and unstable housing. He volunteers and donates to religious organizations.

Yogesh is a member of the Powell Area Chamber of Commerce, TechColumbus and the International Right of Way Association. geoAMPS was a semi-finalist for Outstanding Startup Business for the 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Awards. He received awards from The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo.

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