Dipak C. Shah
Founder & CEO
Reliant Solutions, Inc.
Dipak is the Founder and CEO of Reliant Solutions, based in Orange County, California. A former investment banker, Dipak routinely observed accountants exiting companies as a result of audit-related issues that surfaced during due diligence. Recognizing that company executives, including the Chief Audit Executive, lacked real-time visibility into audit results and associated risks, he founded Reliant Solutions. Dipak developed the vision and strategy of Reliant to provide complete and continuous transparency on the effectiveness of internal controls to executives, enabling them to better identify and manage risk.
Prior to Reliant, Dipak was a Managing Director of the Technology Group at Morgan Keegan & Co., where he was responsible for the System Area Network (SAN) and Semiconductor Investment Banking Group. As the Senior Technology Investment Banker, Dipak defined and implemented all strategic planning for SAN and Semiconductor practices, and led more than $1.5B in financial transactions, including Initial Public Offerings, Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions
Prior to Morgan Keegan, Dipak was a senior sales executive for LSI Logic, a semiconductor company focused on storage and communications. Prior to LSI Logic, Dipak was senior executive in technical sales for HHB Systems and Valid Logic (acquired by Cadence). Dipak started his professional career as an engineer and ASIC chip designer for Control Data Corporation.
Dipak received his MBA in Finance from UC Irvine, CA, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University, Kansas. He is a founder and Chairman Emeritus of Access Executive Network, a professional networking organization in Orange County and Los Angeles, CA. He is a founder of Laguna Niguel Connector and also serves as an advisor to multiple start-up companies in the area.