Chaudhry is a leader in changing the way people think about education. As president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (“SVEF”), he revolutionized the way people understand and respond to the critical need of improving schools to create the next generation of innovators and business leaders.
Under Mr. Chaudhry’s leadership, SVEF became the go-to education foundation supporting students, teachers, and families throughout Silicon Valley and beyond. The foundation’s signature program, Elevate Math, has partnered with 45 school districts and involved 11,500 students, not only in Silicon Valley, but also in Oakland, Sacramento and Oregon. Mr. Chaudhry and the SVEF foundation remain focused on new and innovative ways for students to learn while closing the achievement gap—especially for under-represented and minority students.
For much of his career, Mr. Chaudhry has immersed himself in educational causes, looking to unite the business, technology, and academic communities to advance those causes. After completing his undergraduate degree in business, Mr. Chaudhry worked in the private sector as a brand marketer with the Clorox Company and Dazzle Multimedia. Despite private sector success, Mr. Chaudhry’s passion for philanthropy, and for causes that touched children’s lives, drew him back to the non-profit sector.
Mr. Chaudhry joined SVEF in 2001, and spent the next 16 years placing SVEF on the map by forging successful partnerships with world leading firms including Oracle, Cisco, Google, HP, SAP, Target, and Walmart. Since 2008 Mr. Chaudhry has raised over $100 million for numerous education initiatives.
Under Mr. Chaudhry’s leadership, SVEF developed successful math and science support programs, which improved the skills and performance of more than 10,000 students. These programs have become a national model. Notably, Mr. Chaudhry led efforts to create SVEF’s Innovation Learning Hub (“iHub”), designed to align education software developers and classroom teachers to test the best products. In partnership with the San Francisco 49ers, Mr. Chaudhry also helped create the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute —which annually exposes 60 high-performing middle school students to a top-level program in STEM education.
About ConnecPath Inc.
ConnecPath is an ed-tech company revolutionizing how students build education and career pathways. Students have historically had to make important decisions about college and careers independently and with limited information. No longer. ConnecPath’s next-generation collaboration platform brings the power of artificial intelligence to students and educators, putting an end to that uncomfortable journey. With ConnecPath, students find pathways that fit their individual passions and competencies with amazing speed. ConnecPath was founded in September 2017 and is headquartered in Silicon Valley.