Sharat Nagaraj is currently the President/CEO of Celito Communications, Cnc. a Raleigh-born, Raleigh-grown company that was started while he was a student at NC State University. Sharat launched Celito in July 1999 with a passion for providing “desktop to the Internet” solutions for business. A Raleigh, N.C., resident since 1985 and graduate of North Carolina State University (BS in Computer Engineering, 1999), Sharat’s interest in computer engineering began as a student at Enloe High School. While at N.C. State, he worked in a co-op program for Cisco Systems and started his first business, Onsite Computer Services.
Nagaraj has taught numerous network security classes, utilizing Cisco hardware devices, to large corporate and governmental organizations. He has planned and implemented security systems in organizations throughout Wake County and consulted on large corporate projects around the country. With an innate entrepreneurial spirit, Nagaraj thrives on assisting and fostering new businesses. An active member of the business community and supporter of the arts and children’s charities, he is the immediate past Board Chair at Marbles Kids Museum and a current Board of Trustee at The North Carolina Symphony.