Points of Pride

Radhika Reddy

Radhika ReddyRadhika Reddy ended up in Cleveland by accident in 1989. She was helping a friend fill out paperwork for a Rotary International scholarship when her friend changed her mind. Although Reddy had not thought about emigrating and was 10 years into a banking career in her homeland of India, she decided to apply for the award herself.

With master’s degrees from both Cleveland State University (Masters of Accountancy) and Case Western Reserve University (MBA), Reddy has become a formidable business/finance leader in Cleveland. She and fellow alumna Irene Zawadiwsky are the founders of Ariel Ventures LLC which includes four other 100 percent women-owned and minority firms. Headquartered near downtown Cleveland in the Ariel International Center, Ariel Ventures provides finance, economic development and information technology consulting services.

Radhika's knowledge of international business has led her to publish and speak throughout the world, including presentation of her article “Global tax incentives for renewable energy” to 350 delegates from 40 countries at the Asian Pacific Conference on International Accounting in Brazil.

She is a former member of the CSU Foundation Board of Directors and in February of 2018 was named to CSU's "Fascinating Alumni" list by the Alumni Association. on Monday, September 24, 2018, she will speak during Homecoming 2018 on a panel featuring Cleveland State entrepreneurs. Learn more here.