Thoranath Sukumaran (Suku) has over 30 years of banking experience working in major international financial centers, including New York, London, and Mumbai. Suku is President of Oakwood Strategy Consulting, Inc, a boutique consulting firm based in New Jersey, USA, focusing on providing strategy and advisory services to middle market companies. Prior to Oakwood Suku was a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York. Prior to that, he has held senior positions in wealth management and corporate banking in Smith Barney and American Express Bank. He has structured innovative growth funding for Indian companies in sectors as diverse as Healthcare IT services, BPOs, Agri-Biotech, and Export/Import. More recently, he has been focusing on middle market corporations in their efforts to raise growth capital and globalize operations, both by organic growth and M&A. Suku has Masters Degree in Economics from Kerala University, in India. Suku is active in numerous Indo-US trade associations and is the past President of the US-India American Chamber of Commerce (USIACC), a trade group focusing on Indo-US cross border trade and investment activities of middle market companies.