Who we are

“Online networking” today has become all about numbers -- ultimately accumulating a vast quantity of contacts you barely know. KarmaPond is different. We are creating a place where professionals can actually help each other -- and in the process, build stronger, deeper, higher-quality networks.

Founded in 2013 by two colleagues who believe in “career karma,” Kent Odland and Ramesh Venkataramaiah launched karmaPond to address a real need they saw over and over throughout their careers: a simple way to build meaningful professional relationships that will truly help your career.


Kent Odland


    Kent Odland loves connecting people and helping others find the right next thing in their professional career. He speaks with job clubs, universities and individuals on how to effectively manage career transitions and think about networking in a different way. He lives with his wife and two sons in Austin, Texas.


Ramesh Venkataramaiah, Ph.D.


Ramesh is passionate about building and enabling online social networking communities that can help each other in career development, mentoring and job assistance. He is a technology expert living in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.