Who we are

Professional networking today has become all about the numbers and accumulating a vast quantity of contacts you barely know. karmaPond is different. We are creating a place where professionals can actually connect with and help each other to build relationships that result in stronger, deeper, higher quality networks that help everyone get where they want to go next.

karmaPond was created by Kent Odland and Ramesh Venkataramaiah as a way of bringing together like-minded professionals who believe in paying it forward to help others (and themselves) find and do the work they love.


Kent Odland


    Kent Odland loves connecting people and helping others find the right next thing in their professional career. He speaks with boot camps, 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.