Rishi became the founding executive director of GreenLight Fund Detroit in 2017. He was the founder and managing director of the University of Michigan (U-M) Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business and previously led U-M’s Nonprofit and Public Management Center. He has coached, advised, and funded multiple social enterprises and nonprofit boards, and was a management consultant for large educational institutions. Rishi led the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest to launch start-up businesses across the state of Michigan and founded K-grams Inc., a national mentoring nonprofit for college and elementary students. He has been named an American Express Next Gen fellow with Independent Sector, Chicago Public Education Fund venture philanthropy fellow, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Grand Angel. As a filmmaker, Rishi has led storytelling projects across platforms that also leverage social action. He earned his BBA, MBA, and MA in educational studies all from U-M.
“Working collectively, we can create significant, positive change that addresses pressing social challenges.”