Sukumar R. Iyer, Executive Chairman & CEO

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Mr. Sukumar Iyer is the founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO of Brillient Corporation. Sukumar has more than 28 years’ experience in management consulting, information technology and software at companies such as Accenture and with Fortune 100 clients in different industry sectors. Sukumar was named as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mid-Atlantic finalist for the second time in 2024. In 2022, Sukumar was named as winner of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce GovCon Executive of the Year Award ($75-$300M).

At Accenture as a senior executive, Sukumar worked with Government and Fortune 50 commercial clients, establishing a track record of successful projects, exceeding client expectations and as a consultant that delivered innovative solutions to challenging business problems. Prior to Accenture, Sukumar led the technical sales activities for a small engineering software company developing business with varied clients in the automotive, aerospace, semiconductor, biomedical, electronics, and retail industries. His areas of expertise include business / organizational strategy, data science driven applications and AI driven solutions to deliver client value. Sukumar’s passion lies in understanding a client’s problems or challenges and then crafting and delivering an innovative, cost effective solution.

Sukumar founded Brillient with the vision of helping solve client problems combining innovation with the right mix of technologies and business processes to deliver uncontestable value. His business philosophy with the Brillient team is to hire partners (rather than employees) and share the rewards; tying incentives directly to each person’s personal contribution and accomplishments. 

Sukumar is active in the Emerging Technologies COI of the ACT-IAC and was the industry chair of the Intelligent Automation Working Group. He was the Chair of the AFCEA Small Business Committee and is an active member of the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA).

Sukumar graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron. He holds a private pilot’s license with an instrument rating and has a variety of hobbies he indulges in when he is not spending time with his children.