Sagar Desai

Chief Operating Officer at Commit2Dallas

Sagar Desai is the Chief Operating Officer at the Commit2Dallas. Beyond providing executive oversight for the organization’s operations and strategic plan, Sagar has incubated multiple regional, systemic initiatives for the Partnership like the Dallas County Promise and Best in Class: developing anchor strategic plans, aligning the community, securing initial resources, and hiring staff. Currently, Sagar is leading the effort to launch a coalition of state leaders to support strategic policies that improve outcomes for students. Sagar previously worked at InsideTrack, an organization focused on improving college graduation rates through personalized student coaching and technology. As a Project Manager and Analyst, he built high-impact analysis to support business development and drive operational improvements and led the development of systems to help the organization scale its impact. Over the years, Sagar has also contributed to this work in various others capacities. In Chicago, he consulted for Chicago International Charter Schools (a 16-school charter network) where he developed their initial technology strategy. He has also consulted for Chicago Public Schools, identifying over $25mm in cost savings from its transportation operations.

Sagar is an alum of the Mayors Star Council and of Leadership Dallas (LD’17). He received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

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