Quaero Corp., founded by Naras Eechambadi, is the “Diamond-in-the-Rough Award” winner in the annual Blue Diamond Awards handed out by the Charlotte Chamber’s Information Technology Charlotte initiative.
Quaero is a customer relations management firm. Eechambadi, formerly a senior vice president at First Union, is a nationally recognized leader in CRM. While at First Union he launched its Knowledge Based Marketing Group. He also directed First Union’s targeted direct marketing and cross-selling initiatives.
Eechambadi founded Quaero in 1999. The firm develops and implements CRM solutions.
The “Diamond-in-the-Rough Award” is given to startups that already have demonstrated significant impact and show promise for continued success.
Other winners at the Chamber’s 15th annual competition were:
“Corporation Edition” (with more than 250 employees and $250 million or more in annual revenues:
“Traditional Cut” (employs less than 250 in Charlotte area and with less than $250 million in revenues):