Jas Dhillon Co-Founder, President and CEO, ZeroDegrees
Dhillon is ZDI’s driving spirit. His strong leadership abilities were developed over more than 18 years building, consulting and investing in technology companies. He was founder, president, CEO and chairman of BlueLine Online, Inc. (now Citadon), a supply chain management software company serving heavy construction engineering. During his tenure, the company developed and maintained highly successful relationships with Bechtel, GE Power, Fluor and Duke Energy. BlueLine, with Dhillon at the helm, raised over $60 million in private equity and sustained four consecutive growth years.
In 2001, Dhillon founded Pivotal Ventures, a Southern California-based venture catalyst ﬁrm and has served as managing director at Digital Coast Ventures – an early stage technology venture ﬁrm. Most recently, he was CEO and President of CelCorp, a semantic Web company located in Washington D.C., where he brought spending in line with revenues, recruited the executive team, and established Fortune 100 reference customers in the Financial Services and Insurance sectors. Earlier Dhillon was a senior manager with KPMG’s Nolan Norton and CompanyStrategic Services Group in Palo Alto and was CEO and president of Decision Management Associates, which provided program management services to Fortune 500 companies in utilities, wireless and telecommunications sectors. He has served in various senior executive positions at GTE and Paciﬁc Bell Internet Services. His technology career began at the legendary Fairchild Semiconductor in 1984.