Inderpal Singh is Founder and Managing Director of Northshore Partners, a boutique management and technology consulting firm. Previously he worked with the Executive team at the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. He has also served as a Senior Vice President at HSBC North America and as a Consultant with McKinsey & Company in the financial services and insurance sectors. He started his professional career at Microsoft, where he led the release of Microsoft Windows and Office product features. He holds an Honors B.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (Canada), and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Technology from the Kellogg School of Management.
Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, in Mahan Kosh, said "A Sikh, who gives Guru’s Dasvandh out of the money earned by honest means earns praise and glory in the world." Given how important the concept of Dasvandh is in Sikhi, I was worried that it was slipping away amongst us young Sikhs in North America. I wanted to find a way to make it incredibly easy to find projects that spoke to each person within the community.
Manpreet Kaur is a digital marketing expert, social activist, and speaker. She is an advocate for fostering cultural humility in fair trade through inclusive brand narratives. As a speaker, Manpreet is a thought leader in impact communication and has spoken at multiple conferences and trade shows, including the World Fair Trade Summit, Annual Fair Trade Federation Conference, and NY NOW. She launched Art of Citizenry to coach conscious businesses globally on how to responsibly incorporate impact through business development, branding, and strategic marketing. With a background in venture capital and startups, Manpreet uses her knowledge to help businesses think of creative ways to grow and expand their influence. She also brings a wealth of experience from her work with fair trade and impact-driven businesses around the world. She currently serves as a board member of NYC Fair Trade Coalition, a grassroots fair trade advocacy organization.
Pawanjit Singh is Vice President of IT Strategy and Governance at Premier Inc., a healthcare improvement company based in Charlotte, NC. He is also one of the co-founders of an EduTech company www.IntelliSeeds.com that provides academic enrichment skills for Math, English Language Arts, IntelliAbility, Olympiad, Science and IntelliReading. Previously, he worked for Dollar Tree/Family Dollar and led their Innovation, PMO, Architecture and Outsourcing teams.
Pawan also serves on the board of MeckED, a regional non-profit whose mission is to ensure all children have access to excellent public education necessary to lead productive, successful lives.
DVN would like to thank the following for their past and current support as key volunteers with DVN: Jaspal Singh, Amarjot Kaur, Gurpal Singh, Mandeep Kaur, Sujot Kaur, Sukhdeep Kaur, Karandeep Singh, Tejpreet Kaur, Rajdeep Singh, Supreet Singh, Jasmine Kaur, Ramita Kaur, Harleen Kaur, Tavleen Kaur and Suneet Kaur.
Dasvandh Network would like to thank its technology partner, Dynamis Software and philanthropic supporter, Ik Manzil:
Dynamis Software specializes in custom software development, for both windows and the web, and database design and integration. We use cutting edge technologies to make your vision a reality and help companies realize their technology goals by working with them to design, develop and support solutions that provide tangible results. If you can think it, we can do it.
Ik Manzil encompasses a group of Sikh philanthropists who have pooled our charitable donations under the umbrella of Ik Manzil to maximize our impact on the Sikh community. Ik Manzil strives to connect financial support with measurable outcomes that Sikh organizations plan to deliver. In this way, Ik Manzil hopes to develop greater transparency and better lines of communication between the organizations and their constituents.