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Sachi Shenoy

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Sachi leads Upaya's global team, overseeing the organization's strategic direction and advocating for its work worldwide.

Experience: JP Morgan, SKS Microfinance, Unitus, Price Waterhouse, Smith Barney

Education: MBA and BA, University of Chicago

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Sreejith Nedumpully

Director, Business Development

Sreejith heads up Upaya's LiftUP Project work including selection and support of the companies in Upaya's portfolio.

Experience: ROPE International (Co-Founder), IIT  Madras, Villgro, Dhan Foundation                

Education:  PGDM, Tata-Dhan Academy, B. Tech, University of Calicut 

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Tanya Jairaj

Director, Strategy & Operations

Tanya oversees Upaya's India operations and governance, and provides ongoing support to Upaya portfolio companies.

Experience: Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Sun Edison  

Education: BA LLB University Law College

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Steve Schwartz

Director, External Relations & Co-Founder

Steve leads Upaya's marketing communications, public relations, and fundraising operations work.

Experience: Walek & Associates, Unitus, Investment Dealer’s Digest, U.S. Dept. of State

Education: MA, Boston University, BA, University of Western Ontario

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Aparna Arora

Senior Associate, Business Development

Aparna provides business advisory support to Upaya portfolio partners with a specific focus on financial management and planning.

Experience:  : Drishtee, Masan Group, McKinsey 

Education: BA, University of Delhi, CFA Level II

 

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Jyotsna Taparia

Senior Associate, Business Development

Jyotsna provides business advisory support to Upaya portfolio partners with a specific focus on social metrics and impact assessment activities.

Experience: ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth

Education: MA, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, BA, University of Delhi

 

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Laurel Curran

Associate, Development Operations

Laurel supports the Upaya team's fundraising efforts through research, grantwriting, donor relationship management, event management, and project management activities.

Experience: Initiative for Global Development , Oregon State Senate Legislative Aid

Education: BA, Willamette University

Specialists

Sue Chappell

Finance & Compliance Specialist 

Sue manages Upaya's day-to-day accounting responsibilities along with regulatory and compliance matters.

 

Kenny Rowe

Information Technology Specialist

Kenny advises the Upaya team on a variety of digital technology matters and provides ongoing analysis of the organization's online marketing efforts.

 

Vickram Saigal

Business Development Specialist

Vickram is supporting the development of financial management tools and trainings designed to enhance the capability of Upaya's LiftUP Project partners. He is also contributing to the organization's research and pipeline building activities.