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This profile was last updated on 6/14/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Sidd Pagidipati

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Background

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder
    MealDeal LLC
  • Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Marketing
    Simile Software Inc
  • Chief Operating Officer
    Freedom Health
  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder
    Chamber.com Corporation
  • Student Body President
    School of Foreign Service

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Simile Software Inc

Education

  • degree , Economics and International Relations
    Georgetown University
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Web References
Innovation + Job News
www.83degreesmedia.com, 14 June 2011 [cached]
A few months ago, Sidd Pagidipati, received an unsolicited email for laser hair removal. As he deleted the email from his inbox, he imagined how great it would be if he only received deals via email for places he actually patronized. As a result, MealDeal.com was launched.
"We are a Groupon for food and drinks," says Pagidipati, CEO and founder of MealDeal. "We provide daily deals for restaurants, which are customized to your liking."
Pagidipati says the site has been up and running since mid-April and he already has 30,000 members. "We have grown through word of mouth and social media outlets," Pagidipati says. "People like our site because we let the customers decide what restaurants they will receive deals from.''
Pagidipati says he will be hiring very soon. "I plan to hire at least 10 people at our Tampa headquarters in the next six months," Pagidipati says. "I need people to work in the back office, customer service and operations departments."
Pagidipati, who calls himself a serial entrepreneur, has started other successful businesses including Freedom Health in Tampa, which also houses MealDeal operations for the time being.
As a successful entrepreneur, Pagidipati says he looks for those qualities in potential employees as well.
"We are looking for self-starters, people who are used to working in a high-performance environment," he says. "It's more than just a job.
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Source: Sidd Pagidipati, MealDeal.com
Banyan Ball
www.indo-us.org, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Sidd Pagidipati is a co-founder and present Chief Operating Officer of Freedom Health Inc., a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with his father Dr. Devaiah Pagidipati.
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Currently, Sidd is responsible for theday-to-day operations, including direct oversight of state and federal regulatory requirements and the beneficiary enrollment process, and has grown Freedom to one of the largest Medicare HMOs in Florida, with 200employees, 23K+ members, and 200M+ in annualized revenue.
Prior to Freedom, Sidd focused on building Anion Technologies (which he co-founded with his brother Rahul), a BPO and software development company with headquarters here in Tampa and an operations center inIndia. His vision is to harness the low-cost infrastructure and intellectual capital in India to develop products to sell to the global marketplace. Anion's products include joso.com (one of the leading employment-focused social networks in India) and MovieDost.com (the leading entertainment focused social network in India).
Prior to Anion and his move to Florida, Sidd co-founded Simile Software (formerly nano.com) where he was the VP of Operations, VP of Marketing and on the Board of Directors. At Simile, Sidd helped raise over $25 million inventure capital funding to build the company to 50+ employees before a competing firm acquired it.
Prior to being an entrepreneur, Sidd worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where his expertise included debt and equity financings for Internet service, online content, andbandwidth infrastructure providers including AOL-Digital Cities, Nextel, and PSINet. He was one of the leading experts on Wall Street on the Indian software and technology space.
Sidd Pagidipati graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics and International Relations. He was a Landegger and Krogh Scholar, the highest academic honor at Georgetown. In addition, he was actively involved on campus and was the student body president for the School of Foreign Service.
Simile
www.nano.com, 4 Jan 2002 [cached]
Sidd Pagidipati Director and VP, Marketing
Speakers - SEEC - Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference
www.seectampa.org, 19 April 2011 [cached]
Sidd Pagidipati, Tampa, FL Chamber.com, MealDeal.com, Freedom Health
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Sidd Pagidipati is a serial entrepreneur. He is currently working on two projects. First, Chamber.com is a business networking site connecting business professionals and businesses in 1000+ local business communities worldwide. Chamber.com connects you with opportunities to grow your business or career. Second, MealDeal (MealDeal.com) is a deal site that gives you deals that you can actually use. We help you save 50-90% on lunch, dinner and drinks.
Prior to Chamber.com & MealDeal, Sidd Pagidipati was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Freedom Health (www.freedomhealth.com). He was responsible for the day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing and direct oversight of state and federal regulatory requirements. Sidd wrote the initial business plan, acquired capital investment, received state and federal health insurance licenses, and grew Freedom into the 4th largest Medicare Health Plan in Florida. During his time there, he grew the company from $0 revenue and 3 employees in 2004 to ~$600M and over 500 employees in 2010. Inc. Magazine recognized Freedom Health as the 7th fastest-growing private company in America in its prestigious 2009 Inc. 500 rankings. In 2008, the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce selected Sidd as the Business Man of the Year.
Prior to being an entrepreneur, Sidd worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where his expertise included debt and equity financings. Sidd graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics and International Relations. He was a Landegger and Krogh Scholar, the highest academic honor at Georgetown. In addition, he was actively involved on campus and was the student body president for the School of Foreign Service.
ikaSystems > News > Archive
www.ikasystems.com, 19 Sept 2005 [cached]
"ikaSystems' technology is an integral part of our business and our goal is to continue to add ikaSystems' functionality to our environment as our business requirements change," says Sidd Pagidipati, Chief Operating Officer for Freedom Health Plan. "With the ikaSystems platform there is no need for additional software systems," adds Pagidipati.
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"ikaSystems configured the variety of different provider, hospital, and facility contracts automatically-rather than manually-which made for a smooth implementation," says Pagidipati. Plus, ikaSystems offers "practically limitless flexibility" in the pricing and benefit systems, which enabled the smooth configuration of Freedom Health Plan's business rules into the system, adds Pagidipati.
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