Audacious Inquiry Expands Headquarters, Adds Three Senior Technologists

COLUMBIA, MD–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audacious Inquiry, LLC, a growing management and technology consulting firm, announced today it has signed a new lease with the Howard County Center for Business and Technology Development’s Neotech Incubator. The new lease doubles the footprint of the company’s headquarters, and positions the company for continued expansion.

“The additional space will accommodate, in particular, our growing team of technologists,” said Christopher Brandt, Audacious Inquiry’s managing partner. “A strong technical capability is the hallmark of our unique consulting model, which pairs management and strategy consulting with a proven track record of execution on innovative IT & analytical marketing initiatives. Our recent growth further enhances our execution capability.”

Leading Audacious Inquiry’s technology team is Mrinal Bhasker, a seasoned technology consultant with more than ten years of software industry experience, including software product design, development, project management, and consulting for E-commerce, Enterprise integration, Business-to-business integration and Healthcare verticals. Most recently, Mrinal worked as Solutions Architect with EMC Corp. He was also a founding member of HealthUnity and its Director of Development. Previously Mrinal held positions at Microsoft in product teams for Microsoft Commerce Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server products. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology.

Since relocating from the Seattle area in November, Mrinal has been building out his team. Joining him are Joe Craig and Sandeep Phulluke.

Joe holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a B.S. in the same field from Case-Western Reserve University. In addition to having served as a senior scientist and technical leader at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and other research organizations, Joe is an expert in Website design, development and implementation using state-of-the-art software tools including C#, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, and DotNetNuke.

Sandeep holds a Master’s in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. He is a seasoned technologist and project manager with a strong knowledge of Microsoft .NET technologies and database development. Most recently, he served as a lead developer for Hilton Hotels, where he brought the company’s proprietary Hotel Management Sytem (HMS) into production. He also held development positions at TruGreen, National City Corporation, and Bank of Bahrain.