They came to the U.S. in 2003, with a few hundred dollars, and a burning desire to make a name for themselves in the land of opportunities. Kunal had a legacy to live up to; his father was a prominent social activist in the state of Rajasthan, India. Parul was the pioneer of her family, and both knew they wanted to make their family in India proud.
In January 2004, a few weeks after his arrival in the U.S., Kunal started PracticeForces with a vision to provide bespoke medical billing management services to medical practices and hospitals in the U.S. Parul shared Kunal’s passion for the business and joined the venture within the first month.
Since then there has been no looking back. Along with an enthusiastic team at PracticeForces, the company has grown from a local business catering to medical practices in Florida to a national provider.
Kunal says, “I am a lucky man. Every day I get the opportunity to make lives better for my clients, to improve their business profitability, whilst creating employment for people within my company. The lessons I have learned in my business have helped me evolve as a business investor and mentor to other Startups in the region.”
As for partnering with his life partner in business, Kunal feels that what has helped them is a clear demarcation of who is responsible for what. While Parul handles the business and operations of PracticeForces, Kunal handles marketing and strategic development. They have set up three companies in the health and wellness space and has generated employment for over 300 people in the U.S. and India.
Parul holds an MBA and is an AAPC-Certified Coder (The American Academy of Professional Coders). She has also held position at local AAPC chapter as a board member.
Kunal has also been instrumental in curating the Tampa chapter of TiE, which is a strong advocacy organization for Startups in the Tampa Bay area since 2012. Proving that one can always learn more, in 2015 Kunal attended the executive program in Global Healthcare Innovation from Harvard Business School.
In April 2018, the couple received the prestigious USF Fast 56 award, which recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by alumni of the University of South Florida.
The couple is strongly involved in community building efforts both in the U.S. and in India. They support non-profit organizations like Ekal Vidhyala, TiE Tampa Bay and Akshay Patra.
Kunal is also the founder and chairman of the Kaushalam Foundation, a non-profit organization registered in Rajasthan, India. The motto for the foundation is, ‘Building India, through Skilling India’.
The couple’s do-it-all approach seems to have rubbed off on their young son and daughter. Both parents agree that seeing their kids demonstrate qualities of wisdom, intelligence, and empathy, is one of their biggest accomplishments.
So how do they run a business, mentor other entrepreneurs, manage a young family, and still find time to give back to society?
Kunal says he is blessed with an abundance of energy and never tires. Parul believes her number one tip for other mompreneurs is working smart and spending quality time with family.