President and Chief Executive Officer
Rahul Bawa is the President and Chief Executive Officer of eMerge Health Solutions. In this role, Mr. Bawa is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operational performance of the company.
Mr. Bawa also holds the position of CEO of PowerIT Solutions, a business and technology consulting firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, Mr. Bawa is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the company. Mr. Bawa is also Chairman of the Board of The Hamilton Mill, an incubator focused on clean-tech and advanced manufacturing located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Mr. Bawa has over 25 years of Executive Management and Information Technology experience in a variety of leadership positions. Prior to eMerge, Mr. Bawa was Director of Digital and Software Investments at CincyTech, a seed-stage venture capital organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2011-2013. While at CincyTech, Mr. Bawa was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, advising startup companies and helping them with their business and technology growth strategies. He was Chief Information Officer for Axcess Financial Services from 2004-2011. In this role, Mr. Bawa’s team developed innovative technology solutions including a new Point-of-Sale system to support the aggressive growth of various business units in the US and UK providing short-term lending and check cashing solutions. Prior to joining Axcess Financial, Mr. Bawa was Vice President of eBusiness for Fifth Third Bank where he transformed Fifth Third’s eBusiness solutions including the implementation of a new consumer Internet Banking solution, a new B2B eBusiness portal, new retail branch and call center transaction systems and a new Intranet.
Mr. Bawa also spent 7 years at IBM working on the US air traffic control system, 4 years at United Airlines where he launched the original version of www.ual.com and 3 years at Xpedior, Inc (a Chicago-based eBusiness consulting organization) where he grew annual revenue from $4M to $70M.
A native of India, Mr. Bawa holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Information Systems from the University of Cincinnati.