First E Source, a Division of First Source Engineering Inc., is the brain child
of designer Peri Venkat, who started the company in September, 2010. The idea was
to have a unique portal for the Engineering Community – a true marketplace designed
for engineering products and services. The business model was modified in January,
2014, to include greater functionality.
Peri has 19 years of experience in online E-commerce applications and 10 years Search
Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing (SEM). He has a BE (BS) Degree in Civil
Engineering from the University Of Madras, India, in 1975. Peri also earned a Masters
Degree in Structural Engineering (MS) from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology,
Rapid City, South Dakota in 1980.
Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Pennsylvania since 1981, Peri
worked in Philadelphia as a Structural Engineer at United Engineers (a unit of Raytheon)
from 1981 to 1983 and at Sargent and Lundy Engineers from 1983 to 1991.
Peri left to pursue his own business in 1991, starting online E-commerce platforms
. In 2004, he founded CBS Systems Corp.
a service for E-commerce web solutions.
Unique E-commerce tools developed by Venkat include “VizTracker” (www.VizTracker.com) for tracking
website visitors (in 2006), and Landing Page Maker (www.LandingPageMaker.net),
patented software for creating instantly searchable landing pages in 2011.