As a Senior Director at REI, Kumar Anupam leads the Health Systems Business Unit. In this role, Kumar oversees the execution of all work that REI performs for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Administration for Children and Families, the Food & Drug Administration, and several other customers. Kumar has a customer-centric approach to problem solving and delivering results, and this tactic has helped him forge strong relationships with his customers. He has established a culture of excellence and success within his business unit by assembling and mentoring teams based on transparency, trust, shared vision and open channel of two-way communication.
Kumar has nearly two decades of experience using technology to solve business problems within both commercial and Federal environments. He is adept at guiding transformation and modernization initiatives in support of enterprise-wide business process reengineering and technology implementations at large organizations. He is a subject matter expert and thought leader in the functional areas of grant and performance management.
Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics from University of Maryland, College Park. He began his career as a software engineer at Strategy.com, a subsidiary of Microstrategy, Inc. The highlight of his two-year stint there involved scaling a monolithic solution into a distributed personal intelligence network. In 2001, Kumar joined REI as Senior Software Engineer, serving the NASA Small Business Innovation and Research program. Less than one year later, he moved to begin supporting HRSA by developing a web-based enterprise grant management system called HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). His success and growth can be credited to his exceptional delivery and the deep trust he has gained over a 16-year relationship with REI’s HRSA clients.
When he’s not working, Kumar enjoys experimental cooking, photography, and racquetball. He enjoys traveling and visited his 40th country in 2017. Kumar and his wife, Swati, reside in Washington, D.C and can often be found walking the streets of Tenleytown and Cleveland Park.