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Samir Desai

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Samir A. Desai has been committed to fostering community in business, philanthropy and culture throughout his career. After holding a series of management and technology leadership positions with high tech startups and large corporations, Samir went on to start, Systems Resources Corporation (SRC), a high-tech systems company providing game changing support with upcoming technology such as automatic identifications, GPS, Internet, and voice response for transportation, defense and health industries.

Outside of his professional career, Samir was active with politics, cultural and educational organizations. Notable projects include council participation in several overseas missions, accompanying Senator John Kerry on his trade mission to India 1992, joining President Clinton to Gujarat, India in 2001, serving as Massachusetts delegate to The White House Small Business Conference 1995, and membership on the board of directors for several organizations such as Middlesex Community College, Lasalle University, and Peabody Essex Museum.

Samir is proud to have served as TIE-Boston’s Founding Charter Member, Board Member and President and continues to be committed to TIE’s mission and mentoring entrepreneurs.

After SRC, Samir advises rising companies, invests in promising ventures, and engages in self-funded programs of community enrichment and individual mentoring. He is also the founder of Desai Foundation, empowering women and children through community programs in health and livelihood in India and the United States.

Despite his professional accolades and accomplishments, Samir considers his greatest life achievement to be the community impact made through the Desai Foundation which currently reaches a population of over 3 million people in 8 States in rural India and US, and his family.

For his successful involvement with business, community and philanthropy, Samir went on to win several prestigious awards and accolades from the federal government, business and community organizations such as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, INC 500, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Samir Desai

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