Neal Verma is President of Nova Asset Management, Inc. Nova owns and manages apartment complexes and office buildings in Houston and has over 200 employees, 6000 apartment units, and approximately 30,000 tenants. Nova has acquired over 20,000 units in Houston in the past 20 years. More information about Nova can be seen at www.NovaAssetManagement.net.

Neal has also founded numerous companies in the past including http://www.iRazoo.com, a 7 year old website in current operations with 1 million visitors that caters to housemoms looking to make extra money, and is a co-founder in Village Antiques, a specialty French antique furniture store in Houston with close to 10,000 square feet of high end museum quality antiques (which can also be seen online at www.VillageAntiques.net). Neal is also the co-founder of Amitha Verma Chalk Finish paint which can be bought currently in retail stores such as True Value and online at www.AmithaVerma.com.

Neal is one of the few people to be awarded a search engine patent from the United States Patent office for a true Search Engine Method and Operation (http://www.patentbuddy.com /Inventor/Verma-Neal-Akash/13371868). Neal also founded the following companies in the 90’s: ServicesAuction.com, MetaKing.com, SearchArrow.com, and supply chain management software company NetMason. Neal also was the founder of TiE Houston (The Indus Entrepreneurs; can be seen at www.TiE.org). Neal has been on the front page of CNN.com, the cover of the Houston Chronicle twice, the cover of USA Today, in the Wall Street Journal as well numerous other newspapers and magazines.