Sidd Pagidipati, Tampa, FL
Chamber.com, MealDeal.com, Freedom Health
is a serial entrepreneur.
is currently working on two projects.
is a business networking site connecting business professionals and businesses in 1000+ local business communities worldwide.
connects you with opportunities to grow your business or career.
(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).
was responsible for the day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing and direct oversight of state and federal regulatory requirements.
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.
time there, he
grew the company from $0 revenue and 3 employees in 2004 to ~$600M and over 500 employees in 2010.
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
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.
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.