Sejal is the business engagement director for CFT For Business. She has worked with more than 250 companies across North Texas to engage them with the community through strategic philanthropic guidance and events. She also helps guide the strategic direction of CFT For Business.
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 master’s degree in liberal studies from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceSejal has extensive working knowledge of the philanthropic community in India and the U.S. She is a co-founder of the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s Orchid Giving Circle and serves as the grant committee chair. She also co-founded the Be the Change South Asian Youth Giving Circle and is a founding member of the North Texas Food Bank's Indo American Council.
Sejal was a Dallas Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Business Awards honoree. In Fall of 2018, Sejal was one of five women honored with an Inspiring Woman of the Southwest Award by the Southwest Jewish Congress. She participated in the 2018 cohort of Dallas Public Voices.
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