Umesh K. Verma

President & CEO

Blue Lance & CTREC Hilton IT Academy

Umesh K. VermaVerma is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in the IT industry. Since forming BLUE LANCE in 1985, he has built the company into a leading developer of IT security solutions used by Fortune 500 companies, banks, health care organizations and the Federal Government, to satisfy regulatory compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, FFIEC, GLBA, PCI, HIPAA, and FISMA.

Alongside his success with BLUE LANCE, Verma has grown C-TREC Hilton IT Academy, into the largest privately held corporate IT education company in Houston. CTREC Hilton offers high-quality, certified, technical and application courses in Microsoft, Novell, Linux, and Cisco.

Verma serves on several boards and supports various charitable causes. Serving as Chair of The Greater Houston Partnership’s Technology Infrastructure Committee, he has worked closely with Mayor White’s office and city officials and has provided thought leadership around Houston’s Wi-Fi Initiative.