Gautam Rao is an M.B.A from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, graduating with a dual concentration in Finance and Strategy. He has a B.B.A from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a major in Operations Management. His secondary schooling was at Vidyaranya and Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad.
Gautam lives in Hyderabad but has lived for more than 20 years in the United States. Gautam has over fifteen years of work experience and has worked in managerial and executive roles in several industries and multi-national corporations - primarily in consulting or training roles. He has also worked with college students in India to teach them job search skills, post-graduate admissions and career planning. Gautam heads the Hyderabad chapter of the University of Michigan India Alumni Association and has served Ross/Michigan for more than 10 years as an alumni interviewer (for MBA admissions).