Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for the overall direction of 1901 Group and the well-being of the entire 1901 Group team. After childhood in Blacksburg, Virginia and an industrial and systems engineering degree from Virginia Tech, Sonu knew that there was tremendous untapped talent in rural areas such as Southwest Virginia. So in 2009 he founded 1901 Group based on three major components: 1– establishing an Enterprise Operations/Development Center in Blacksburg, 2 – leveraging technology, automation, and processes in a common platform to increase quality and consistency in IT management, and 3 – utilizing consumption models for IT as opposed to standard labor hour billings. Since then 1901 Group has grown to employ over 350 people and become a leader in public sector managed services, cloud migration/operations, software development, and cyber engineering.
Sonu sits on the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Presidents Advisory Board and the Virginia Tech APEX Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Board.