Founder & CEO  /  Contact RAJ THAKKAR

Role at FOREsight

As Founder & CEO, Raj is the driving force behind FOREsight’s current and future initiatives and is responsible for the growth and sustainability of the company. Due to his impact on non-profits, social enterprises and small businesses, Raj has presented at conferences and workshops across the country and has been featured in numerous publications. In February 2013, he graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, designed to help small businesses grow and create more jobs. He was named Small Business Person of the Year for the NY district by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2011, a 2013 Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business and the National Black MBA Association and he was also recognized as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center. He also serves on the Board of an arts nonprofit.

Prior Experience

Raj previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of a nonprofit, Assistant Controller of a start-up company and Project Manager of a publicly traded technology firm.

NYU Stern School of Business, MBA in Finance

Hofstra University, BS in Engineering Science

The FOREsight Team

Ahmad Doleh

Finance Manager

Allosene George

Finance Manager

ALTHEA COPE-REID

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

ASHLEY HERRERA

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

CHRISTOPHER DANIELS

Senior Financial Manager

CHRYSTAL MOORE

FINANCE ASSISTANT

COLLIN RAYMOND

Associate Director

Courtney Williams

Consulting Services Coordinator

DANA BURTON

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

DAWNISHA LANE

Finance Manager

DONNA WEBSTER

Associate Director

EDISSON MARMOLEJO

Finance Manager

ELIJAH SMITH

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

GRETCHEN WAGNER LIGA

Director of Development Services

HAROLYN BAEZ

Senior Financial Consultant

JAVONN WRIGHT

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

JEANINE TAYLOR

Associate Director

KAMILAH O’ BRIEN

Associate Director

KAREN DANIELS

President & COO

KAYLA BUTLER

Finance Manager

LARON WALKER

Senior Financial Manager

Lauren Torres

Finance Manager

LESLIE CRUZ

Senior Financial Manager

LESLIE ROPER-THOMAS

Associate Director

MARIANNE HOWE

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

MARLY PIERRELYS

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

NATALIE MARCHAN-WILLIAMS

Senior Financial Consultant

NELSON CHIU

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

PATRICIA MALONE

VICE-PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

PERRY SHANDAL

Senior Financial Consultant

RAJ THAKKAR

Founder & CEO

RAYMOND ALSTON

FINANCE MANAGER

RONALD RODRIGUEZ

Senior Financial Consultant

SHARON DENSON

Chief Financial Officer

SMRITI RAI

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Stephen B. Reid II

Chief Growth Officer

SVETLANA GNESINA

Associate Director

TIA MURPHY

Associate Director

TIFFANY CHIU

SALES & MARKETING ANALYST

VIVIANA TORRES

Associate Director

Wanita Glover

Finance Manager