As a community Involvement Strategist for Entrepreneurs For North Texas (EFNT), Sejal works with EFNT Member Companies to define strategic community involvement programs that are custom designed and aimed at aligning business objectives with social goals.
Sejal is also the CEO of SevaYatra, a social venture that offers short-term service project opportunities at NGOs in India. SevaYatra also provides Philanthropy and Volunteer Consulting to US based companies.
Prior to SevaYatra, Sejal served as a Principal at MHT Partners, a boutique investment bank based in Dallas where she worked on cross-border merger and acquisitions primarily between US and Indian companies. She was also a Co-Founder and Principal of STARTech Early Ventures, a seed stage venture firm, that invested in early stage technology ventures in Texas.
She also led various entrepreneurial education and training efforts as CEO of STARTech Foundation, a sister organization of STARTech Early Ventures. In addition to STARTech, Sejal also co-founded a hands-on science education business, Mad Science of Denton County.
Prior to her work in the U.S., Sejal served as a manager in the corporate advisory services division for Ernst & Young in Mumbai, India for a few years where she worked on various foreign inward investment projects, valuation as well as due diligence studies. She began her career at D.J. Shukla & Co., where she handled personal taxes and conducted audits for domestic corporations.
Sejal is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She also earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Hemang and their two children, Mohan and Maya.