Raj moved to Charlotte in 2015 but has deep roots in the Carolinas, having spent his formative years in Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC. He got his first exposure to Social Venture Partners when he was invited to attend an SVP event at the Bechtler in February 2019 (and now he is excited to be joining as a Partner!). Raj is currently a Practice Director at Perficient, a national information technology consulting firm. Outside of work, he stays active in the community through the Wharton Alumni Club of Charlotte, as a volunteer at the Kitten Nursery, and as a Reading Buddy in CMS’s North Star Reading Program. His other interests include traveling, playing golf, and cheering on Clemson football. Raj holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Leigh Ann, and their cat, Sheldon.