"Dream big; costs nothing!" - Rahul Kadakia
Chirag Sagar is a serial entrepreneur who growth hacks and builds products and services to become the next big deal. Chirag has been spearheading a social media agency called Social Light Media, helping businesses and high profiled individuals 1) align their brand, marketing and social media objectives and 2) amplify their social media presence. Recently, Chirag served as Managing Director for the non-profit organization Moneythink, the largest and only movement of young people working to restore the economic health of America through financial education. Recognized by President Obama as one of the most promising social innovations for young people, Moneythink provides economic opportunity mentoring for teenagers from low-income backgrounds in over 30 communities across the U.S. He plays an active role in the Chicago community on the World Economic Forum's Chicago Global Shapers Hub. He's an advisor to the Los Angeles Moneythink chapters and Foshay Learning Center's Academy of Finance. His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, WSJ, Forbes and more. Besides work, Chirag enjoys pumping iron, jumping out of planes, traveling and cheering for the LA Lakers and USC Trojans. He graduated from the University of Southern California.
Where my adventures have taken me
HR and Operations
Trained, managed and lead 500+ undergrad volunteers in 30+ universities Automated intern hiring and university expansion processes Doubled number of volunteers and chapter presence in a year at Moneythink
Garnered 48,000 public votes to win a competition for a $25,000 grant from State Farm Raised $3,000 in 29 hours to financially educate teens Ran two Tough Mudders to raise $1100 for financial education
Planned, organized, managed, and sponsored: Leadership conferences / panels Dinners Parties / cocktails Networking events / mixers
Design, develop, and implement efficient, effective, and automated marketing campaigns to serve humanity. As Lao Tzu once said, "the greatest carver, does the least cutting."
Moneythink Chicago, IL
April 2009 - October 2013
Moneythink is the only movement of young people working to restore the economic health of the United States through financial education. Moneythink has been recognized by the White House, NASDAQ, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the Chicago Tribune and numerous others. In this role, Chirag has had the privilege of learning and serving with a world class team to: Bring economic opportunity mentoring to over 7300 students in need. Design, host, and procure sponsors for the 2012 and 2013 four-day Summer Leadership Institutes for 60+ college volunteers Lead volunteer recruitment and placement efforts of over 960 college volunteers in over 30 campus communities nationwide. Collaborate with other leading organizations such as Teach for America, IDEO.org, and the Center for Financial Services Innovation.
Primerica Financial Services Northridge, CA
October 2008 - June 2012
Primerica helps families earn more income and become properly insured, debt free, and financially independent. Chirag is licensed to sell life insurance, auto-insurance, homeowner's insurance and securities series 6 and 63. During his time at Primerica, Chirag helped over 25 families create and implement financial plans.
TEFL Academy English School Keqiao, China
May 2011 - August 2011
The TEFL academy, a private English education institution located in the Zhejiang Province of China, is dedicated to teach adult English language training. Chirag developed his own curriculum and classes to teach English to 300+ students over the course of a Summer. He taught his students cultural and life lessons through field trips to Shanghai, pagodas, and negotiating prices in smaller shops.
Here are some links to press where you can learn about my work.
"Chirag has great passion and enthusiasm for projects he undertakes, and has an amazing work ethic---he is an asset to any organization. He brings strong managerial and financial skills with him, is a superb team player, and is a great builder of visions."
- James Ellis, Dean of University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business
"Chirag is an effusive, smart, caring and strategic executive who also excels at connecting people. I was very impressed with all of his work at Moneythink and look forward to hearing about his future success in his new ventures. If someone wants a go-getter who can close with charm, Chirag is your person!"
- Debra Langford, CEO & Principal at The Langford Company (TLC), formerly, Corporate Vice President, Inclusion and Business Diversity at NBC Universal "Chirag is definitely an asset to any organization who needs help with making things happen. He has an incredible work ethic and track record of being a valuable resource to the companies that he serves. If you're looking for someone who is dedicated to supporting your success, Chirag Sagar is your man!" - Jason Okuma, Founder and CEO of JATI, Inc.
Chirag Sagar copyright 1990 - 2014