Shankar has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years and has been involved in starting multiple companies during that time. His companies have served clients all around the world. Some of his established clients include DHL Worldwide, DHL Express, Mattel Inc, Epson America, Toshiba America, Target Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors of America, Volkswagen America, Subaru Motors, Toyota Motors USA, United Parcel Service (UPS), and Duty Free Shops (DFS). Shankar is an angel investor, mentor and an entrepreneur. He has had many successful exits, notable among them are the sale of a service company to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) company, and the sale of an application software company to a NYSE listed company. He is currently on the board of a few small to medium IT companies. These companies employ over 250 associates and generate millions of dollars in annual sales. His passion is working with start-up companies and working with founders who need operational support and guidance.
Shankar is actively involved in volunteer organizations. He has been working with TiE Southern California for the past 8 years and has helped revive and organize the TiE Conference for Southern California. He is on the Board of a non-profit educational trust in Chennai that provides free undergraduate engineering education to deserving and needy students. He is also on the board of a US non-profit organization, Food Finders, Inc. based in Lakewood, California.