Sejal leads CFT For Business, a strategic initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas. In her role, she has worked with over 300 companies across North Texas to engage them with the community through strategic philanthropic consulting and employee volunteerism.
Sejal previously worked 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.
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, where she worked on various foreign inward investment projects, valuations and due diligence studies. She began her career at D.J. Shukla & Co., where she handled personal taxes and conducted audits for domestic corporations. In her career, she has worked with more than 300 entrepreneurs and 35 venture- backed companies and investors.
Sejal holds a Masters in Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University. She has an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and she is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Sejal lives in Dallas with her husband, Hemang and two children, Mohan and Maya.
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Community Leadership / Board ServiceSejal is the recipient of the Woman of the Year award from the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber and Dallas Business Journal's Women in Business Award in 2019 as well as the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award in 2018. Sejal was recently selected to participate in the Stagen Social Innovation Program. She serves on the Boards of Senior Source, Hunger Busters, Trusted World, talkSTEM, SMU’s Women of the Southwest and North Texas Food Bank’s Indo American Council.
Sejal is a co-founder of the Orchid Giving Circle and Be the Change South Asian Youth Giving Circle. She has previously served on the boards of The Dallas Assembly, DFW South Asian Film Festival, thinkIndia Foundation, Texans Credit Union and On-Target Supplies & Logistics Ltd. Sejal is a graduate of Leadership Richardson and a Fellow of the OpEd Project.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"Meeting incredible people every day who are committed to making our community better."
“Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession.”
– Gabrielle Bernstein