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Sagar Desai, Managing Director, Operations

Sagar Desai is the Managing Director of Operations at the Commit Partnership, an organization focused on improving success for all students in Dallas County by using data and strategic collaboration to better invest resources in education. Sagar supports work in Dallas County focused on Postsecondary Attainment, Educator Pipelines, and Early Childhood.

Before joining Commit, Sagar worked at InsideTrack, an organization focused on improving college graduation rates through personalized student coaching. He started as an Operations Analyst, where he used data to support business development and drive operational improvements. He later became a Technical Project Manager, building systems and processes that would ultimately enable the organization to impact more students. Beyond InsideTrack, Sagar has contributed to this work in various capacities. In Chicago, he has consulted for Chicago International Charter Schools- a 16-school charter network- where he developed their 5-year technology strategy and for Chicago Public Schools, where he identified over $25mm in cost savings from its transportation operations.

Sagar is an alum of the Mayors Star Council and a current member 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.