Girish Godbole, Founder

Girish is a successful serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in growing companies and in turn-around situations. Prior to founding CEO Ally, Inc., he has been responsible for founding and leading 3 high-tech companies in engineering and IT industries.

Since its inception in 1996 to merger in 2004, Girish led Integral Strategies, Inc. (ISI), a Pittsburgh-based software services company, as its CEO. Under his leadership, ISI received several accolades, including the prestigious standing as “Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America”, while Girish was recognized as a finalist in the “Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award”. Girish also co-founded Ventive, LLC, a software product company, and served as its President from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, both companies were strategically merged with UBICS, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based publicly traded company that is affiliated with the $2 Billion UB Group, a diversified Indian business conglomerate. From 2004 to 2006, Girish served as President with UBICS, Inc, successfully executing the merger and leading the combined company to greater profitability and growth.

In 1994-95, Girish led a successful business turn-around of ailing Salem Automation, a Division of Salem Corporation. Prior to that, he founded Adaptive Software Technologies, Inc., an engineering software services company, and served as its President from 1992 to 1994.

Girish grew up in India and has made Pittsburgh his home since 1984. Girish holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, an MS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Girish has always been actively involved on the boards of several professional and charitable organizations in Pittsburgh. Currently, Girish serves as the President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs and professionals that fosters entrepreneurship.

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