ATLANTA, GA - (April, 2006 )
Kanchana Raman has a simple business philosophy: Be fearless. It’s the way she runs Avion Systems,
a converged communications network services, solutions, and innovations provider based in Atlanta,
Georgia. “If you have to travel with your customers around the world, you do it, “Say Raman, Whose
Harvard-educated father always encouraged his children to reach beyond what they thought possible.
Raman, Who was born and raised in India, came to the US when she was 21. When she started her business
in 1996 with $5000 in saving, the tech boom was in full swing. “Lucent was our first customer, “She recalls.
During the first two years, Raman funded the business completely from cash flow and expanded operations into
more than 14 countries.
Raman has successfully weathered the challenges of telecom and technology meltdowns by adapting effectively
to new market opportunities. Along the way, she was positioned Avion to provide value-added network engineering
services to clients like Cingular, Ericsson, Lucent, Motorola, Nokia, Sprint and UPS in converged communications
networks. These behind the scene services enable seamless anytime, anywhere access to information and entertainment.
Aside from paying close attention to customer successes Raman keeps Avion growing by constantly
networking. Being a certified member of the NMSDC has helped, opening large doors for her 500-employee company.
“I used to be so involved in running every aspect of the business. I was always in my office, “Raman says.
“ Now I say, if you’re not out networking, you’re not working.”