Raj Patra

Engineering, Project Lead

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me this is not just a quote about innovation or leadership; instead it is a way of life. We at Galois embrace this in our work, and I find great joy in living and in trying to demonstrate this as a way of life for people around me.


Raj Patra has been managing software projects and programs since 1999 in both private and government sectors, at Fortune 500 and small innovation companies. After several years of technology management consulting, he joined Galois in 2019.

His experience spans an array of technology from working with scientists and researchers where innovative responsiveness is the driving force, to working in traditional industries where reactiveness to changes is the primary driver. He steers success by helping balance human creativity and thought leadership with forces of industrial and corporate needs, mentoring individuals along the way.

Raj graduated from Whitman College with a double major in Physics and Mathematics.