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Pleasanton CEO Reena Gupta honored for achievements in her field

Magazine to highlight Gupta's company, accomplishments

A Pleasanton CEO will be honored as a leader in her field in an upcoming issue of Women of Distinction Magazine.

Reena Gupta, founder and CEO of TargetRecruit and Avankia, will be featured in an upcoming issue of the New York-based magazine, which focuses on publishing articles on women who are pioneers, disruptors or visionaries in their industries.

"I feel it is an accomplishment to be selected," she said. "At the same time, I would like readers to understand that it is not difficult to do, it just takes hard work, determination and most of all, time management."

After moving to the U.S. from Patna, India, Gupta got her start at a small IT staffing company, she said in a release. She moved up in her industry until she became the chief technical architect for a start-up company.

After that start-up was sold, Gupta stayed on as a contractor, seeing the need to grow the company's resources.

Gupta subsequently founded TargetRecruit and Avankia, its parent company, to provide a cloud-based hiring platform.

She said her companies' models allows employees to work remotely if necessary to help balance work, children and other demands of life. Gupta worked remotely after giving birth.

"Family comes first, but without losing sight of deadlines or productivity," she stated. "As much as it was important for me in building my own career, our company culture is derived from the ability to work remotely if needed through time management and with personal family values in consideration."

She said her success came after a lifetime of learning how to be a leader.

"My greatest accomplishment so far is running the company without any additional capital or loss. Furthermore, we receive outstanding testimonials from our clients," she said.

Gupta has a master's degree in computer applications from LN Mishra Institute in Patna, India. She was also named a CRN Women of the Channel from 2012-15 and CRN Power 50 Solution Provider from 2014-15 by technology and value-added reseller (VAR) news network CRN.

She lives in Pleasanton with her husband, also a founder of Avankia, and her two children. Her children, ages 14 and 9, attend Hart Middle and Donlon Elementary, respectively.

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