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Shubhra JainMarketing and Communications

Shubhra joined Elevar in 2023 and is currently in the Marketing and Communications function.

She brings significant experience in brand management, strategic planning, market research, new product development, equity and inclusion, fundraising, and board governance from consumer packaged goods (CPG), telecommunications, education, and non-profit sectors.

She started her career at Accenture improving the performance of clients’ core business processes and developing solutions that aligned processes, technology, and people in support of the overall business strategy. After business school, she pursued brand management as a member of Wrigley’s U.S. Consumer Marketing team, driving the Orbit brand growth and managing a $30Mn P&L. While on a break to raise her children, she applied her brand management learnings to help multiple non-profits including Near North Montessori School, Chicago Social Venture Partners and Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consulting.

Her transition to impact investing was driven by her innate desire to work for a firm that cares about building positive outcomes for people and this planet and benefiting communities most in need. 

Shubhra holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Arts & Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She loves to travel, chase good food and recharge through yoga, biking and hiking.

How do you describe what you do at Elevar?

I cultivate relationships with existing and potential LPs and develop narratives marrying the world of stories with rigorous data. 

Why Elevar?

Elevar is one of the few investing firms where the leadership team sets aside time for field visits to observe their target customers and understand the pain points and aspirations to deliver meaningful solutions. This customer-centric approach to investing combined with the organization’s passion for entrepreneurship and support for entrepreneurs drew me to the organization.

What are the most and least favorite parts of your job?

I enjoy everything but am eager to engage with the customers utilizing services from one of Elevar’s portfolio companies.

If you weren’t working at Elevar what would you be doing for a living?

I have volunteered with low-income communities since high school and am constantly impressed by their incredible talents and ability to rise despite all the systemic challenges. I would be working in the education sector bringing financial literacy to women and youth in low-income communities worldwide.