Beginning his career in 1965 with the Shriram Group of Industries and turning the fortunes of Shriram Refrigeration as its CEO in 1978 is not the only success story Ashok Soota has to his credit. A veteran in the Information Technology (IT), Soota formed Mindtree in 1999 with his colleagues from Wipro, resigned from the board of the company to form Happiest Minds in August 2011. The new company has managed to get 50 plus customers in 2 years, with the first customer coming on board within a month of commencement of business. In an interview with Shayan Ghosh of Deccan Herald, Happiest Minds Executive Chairman Ashok Soota says that at this moment the company doesn’t want to target large deals in the market. According to him, large deal will come as the company grows over time.