Varchasvi Shankar

President & CEO

Varchasvi Shankar, entrepreneur, visionary, founder, and owner of V2Soft, an AI company providing Managed Services and Generative AI Solutions, has been providing solutions to Fortune 1000 companies since 1998.  Varchasvi is well decorated with awards throughout the industry, including the 2022 and 2023 MMSDC ACE Supplier of the Year, BCBSM Diversity Partner of the Year, EoY Mid-West Finalists, and of course, the coveted NMSDC National Supplier of the Year, all within the past two years.
Varchasvi has taken his company from a staffing company in 1998 to now a company dedicated to pioneering innovative technology solutions, seamlessly integrating AI and Generative AI into their services to empower customers. V2Soft is committed to delivering solutions through IT staffing resources and outsourcing services, fostering a culture of excellence, and driving transformation to create lasting value for our clients, employees, and communities.
Completely diversifying his business, in 2020, Varchasvi opened up Shankar Distillers, a distillery focused on creating great American whiskeys and spirits and sharing them across the globe.  Varchas was the First Indian American to have started a Bourbon Distillery, and his Distillery, Shankar Distillers, is the first American Craft Distiller to launch products in India. Today, Shankar Distillers is in six states and exporting to India.  Later this year, the distillery in Troy, Michigan, will open to the public for tours, tastings, and merchandise sales.
Varchasvi supports numerous nonprofits through sponsorships, donations, and volunteering. A few examples include helping people suffering through various conditions through Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR) and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, helping young women who choose the technology path through MCWT, mentoring youths in the community with understanding career paths and college majors, and even strong support for Wildlife Conservation Foundation (WCF) where Varchas is on the executive board and providing both monetary support, program assistance along with employee continuous volunteering in activities.
Lastly, Varchas had made a personal commitment to participate whenever possible to help promote minority, diversity, and technology. From participating in panel discussions to actively supporting many community committees to help make a difference. Varchas belongs to several committees including MMSDC (this is his 3rd consecutive term member of the Board of Directors), Board member for MCWT, member of Corporate Plus for NMSDC, Stellantis Advisory Council, Senior Member of the Midnight Golf Committee, member of the VPA Core Committee and Chairman of the VPA Business Committee as well as Director of the Executive Board for WCF (Wildlife Conservation Foundation).
Varchas has made a change in focus from just building and growing the company to building and growing the community and you would be hard-pressed to see an event without V2Soft, Shankar Distillers, or Varchasvi Shankar in strong attendance!