Our consultants have degrees from top-ranking colleges, universities and business schools and have extensive industry experience. They are exceptionally bright, analytical, team players with passion for community service.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & Board Chair
Deepali is a management adviser, an influential leader and an effective manager with numerous business success stories spanning more than two decades.
In 2002, she founded CLASS as an answer to the need expressed by professionals for a more wholesome and satisfying community service experience. She has been on numerous boards of nonprofits.
She is a visionary who believes that it's important that knowledge resources from the community be used to serve the community, if we want our future generations to appreciate & inherit the values & tradition to serve the community in which they live in.
She has a Master's in Business Administration from University of Chicago – Graduate School of Business and Post graduation in Sustainable Business from University of Cambridge.
Sudeep is a co-founder, an officer and a member of the Board of Directors of CLASS. He is also the chief spokesperson. Sudeep has more than two decade of experience in Digital Banking, Digital Payments, Digital Commerce and Innovation, successfully building new businesses and managing P&L.
His key strength is his ability to understand industry trends and underlying patterns, leveraging the same to advise executives and suggest solutions.
He believes that the key to the community development is to effectively utilize the knowledge capital present in the community. His sense of humor and optimistic approach to life has inspired many.
He has a Master´s Degree in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management and an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering.
Co-Founder & Board Member
Wendy brings 15+ year experience in global supply chain and vendor / customer relationship management. Her focus includes business consulting, cost / benefit analysis, process improvements, and project management of global sourcing and sales.
She loves yoga, travel and cuisines. She started to uncover her inner calling for community service in 2003 while working as an event manager for three non-profit organizations. She has volunteered for numerous local schools, disadvantage communities and environmental protection organizations.
She believes that CLASS provides a perfect platform to serve local communities. It has been a rewarding experience for her to work with dynamic professionals from cross-cultural and cross-industry backgrounds.
She obtained her MBA in Business Administration and Policy from Baruch College, City University of New York.
Board Treasurer & Secretary
Karla Nema is an effective leader, experienced in building high performance teams committed to delivering excellence in customer service, advancing processes, and attaining key business objectives.
An innovative thinker, managing problem resolution with calm energy, and a positive attitude Karla has spent 18+ years in the corporate world. She is a seasoned IT professional with a blend of Product Maintenance/Support, Development, and Management experience covering all areas of the product cycle.
Karla resides in San Jose, CA with her loving husband, where they are devoted parents to two bright and beautiful daughters. Always involved in her children’s education, Karla has long been an active participant in all aspects of the educational process, especially in the areas of math and computer science.
Nicolette O'Brien is a Senior Leader with over 15 years’ experience in both HR Business Partnering and HR Consulting. Her expertise lies in the areas of Organization Design & Development, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Talent Management and Performance Management.
She is a commercially minded, pragmatic and delivery orientated leader with a proven track record of building trusted relationships at all levels.
She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Business majoring in Human Resource Management in Ireland.
Nicolette moved to the Bay Area from Europe over two years ago. While being a full-time mom, Nicolette is passionate about using her knowledge and skills to improve the community in which she lives, along with encouraging and supporting others around her to do so.