InstallShield Software Corporation is proud to announce that its CEO and Co-Founder, Viresh Bhatia, is featured in Crain’s Chicago Business’ prestigious “Forty Under Forty: Executives to Watch” issue. The annual “Forty under Forty” issue hit newsstands November 1, 1999. As a member of this elite group, Viresh joins techies, artistis, entrepreneurs and corporate executives, all of who are under the age of 40 and changing Chicago business with new ideas and smart solutions.

Viresh Bhatia co-founded InstallShield Software Corporation in 1987 to develop and market software for the emerging Microsoft Windows environment. Viresh has successfully grown the company from a two-person startup to an organization employing over 240 individuals with offices around the world.

Viresh’s strong vision and entrepreneurial spirit have driven InstallShield products to be ranked by New York-based Media Metrix, Inc., as the sixth-most-frequently owned and eighth-most-frequently used software among home PC users. Viresh has received multiple industry awards including KPMG’s “Illinois High Tech Award,” SiliconIndia Magazine’s “Top 100,” and Ernst & Young’s “Software Entrepreneur of the Year Award” (Illinois/Northwest Indiana region).