Solugenix 50th Anniversary

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Rooted in simplicity

When Russell Shields started the business in Chicago in 1969, it was known as Shields Enterprises Inc., which quickly became SEI. As the company grew, it developed a presence in Los Angeles; New York City; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Washington, D.C.

In 2004, Shields sold the company’s IT consulting division to a group of current and former SEI managers. Shields retained ownership of the help desk division, renaming it SEI, LLC. The new IT consulting company was named Solugenix, and Shashi Jasthi became the president and CEO.

Solugenix has purposely maintained the simple ownership and governing structure of its SEI roots, allowing it to attract and retain the talented, highly skilled people who have been crucial to the technological successes that have peppered the company’s 50-year history.

Solugenix 50th Anniversary Kick Off

Contributions to the World of Technology

Over the years, the company’s penchant for experimenting with technology has transformed business operations for clients in remarkably diverse industries, and these technological successes have led to a number of corporate spinoffs.


Pioneered the first billing system for the emerging cell phone industry back in the 1980s. The core logic in that system is still used by major carriers today.


Solugenix conceived, developed, tested and deployed the components that make GPS navigation possible, including road maps, routing, map display and traffic data integration. Eventually, that business unit became Navteq. Today, over 80 percent of all GPS systems and web-based services use maps, routes and traffic data from Navteq’s derivative companies.

Z5 Mobile Healthcare Inventory

More recently, with the technology that led to Z5 Inventory, Solugenix revolutionized the way large health systems such as Trinity Health manage their inventory. Solugenix still owns part of Z5 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s growth.

Remote Ordering

Solugenix also developed the remote ordering center technology that makes it possible to connect thousands of quick-service restaurant drive-thrus across the country to a central call center. The world’s largest quick-service restaurant company ended up buying this business unit, and several other large quick-service restaurant companies use the technology.

Celebrations throughout the Year

50th Anniversary Kick-off Event at Brea California

50th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration

The 50th Anniversary Kick-off celebration took place at Solugenix corporate headquarters in Brea, California on Friday, January 25th. It was highlighted by multiple appearances from the President & CEO Shashi Jasthi who spoke to employees in groups to ensure continuity of client services. The event brought team members from all parts of the company together for a food truck luncheon!

Solugenix 50th Anniversary Celebrated at Casino Rayale

Night at the Casino Royale

In honor of the Solugenix 50th Anniversary, Solugenix VP Jemma David hosted a Casino Royale at her home. It was an amazing night of food, friends, and good luck!

Solugenix 50th Anniversary Event in Orage County

Solugenix 50th Anniversary OC Event

On Saturday, September 21st, the Solugenix California team celebrated the 50th Anniversary beachside with many of our clients and friends. The event was held at Tanner’s Treehouse and Restaurant. Highlighting the event was Good Vibrations, a Beach Boys tribute band.

Solugenix 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Arizona

Taking Flight with Solugenix

The Arizona 50th Anniversary celebration took place at Volanti at the Scottsdale Airport on Saturday, October 19th. Guests were provided passports that took them “around the globe” to experience the past, present, and future.

Solugenix 50th Anniversary Event in India

Solugenix 50th Anniversary Event in India

The 50th Anniversary celebrations in India took place at Hotel Marigold in Begumpet, Hyderabad with employees and their spouses & kids. There was an exciting lineup of events and activities followed by a cocktail dinner. The President & CEO Shashi Jasthi addressed the employees and presented awards to all the long-serving employees in India.

How We’re Inspiring the Future

Into the next generation, Solugenix will continue to deepen its involvement in high-value, high-risk business processes, where they know they can change the business model and change the value clients receive from their processes. It’s a goal that aligns with one of Solugenix’s core philosophies — absolute commitment to the client’s success. The company is dedicated to changing the way today’s companies operate and propel them into the future.

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