Ashwin Rao

Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer, and Board Member at Collabera Inc.


Collabera, a top-ranked global IT staffing firm with over $750 million in annual sales revenue, has been home to Rao for over two decades. He leads the company’s sales team and manages global sales, marketing, brand strategy, and business development initiatives. In 2019 and 2020, Rao was featured in the Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of the 100 most influential people in staffing. During the pandemic, Collabera has been working hard to help their customers adapt to having remote, distributed workforces: “This virtual workforce model is here to stay. It’s not going to go away,” Rao said on an episode of the HumAIn podcast. “It started because of COVID-19, but I think companies have learned a lot in the past two or three months, and they will implement this for business purposes, for more collaboration purposes and economic reasons. We are excited that companies are thinking differently, and we have a role to play here by being agile and by helping them get to get to that model pretty soon!”