BOSTON—TiE Boston Treasurer and Board Member, Rakesh Kamdar, has been elected Vice Chair and Member of the TiE Global Board of Trustees. TiE, a non-profit organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship across every generation all over the world, currently has 61 chapters with a membership base of over 15,000. The TiE Global Board comprises leaders and domain experts from around the world.
“I feel very privileged to take on the role of Vice Chair of TiE Global,” said Mr. Kamdar. “It is an exciting time for entrepreneurs; our needs are changing rapidly. I look forward to working closely with the Chair and Global Board of Trustees, in thoughtful and innovative ways that will benefit all TiE stakeholders for years to come.”
Mr. Kamdar is a serial entrepreneur and founder of DB Healthcare, Inc, specialized in staffing and consulting services for hospitals, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices companies. Prior to DB Healthcare, he was Founder and President of DB Concepts, Inc., a Boston-based IT staffing firm, which later was acquired by Select Appointments North America (currently Randstad), a $2 billion organization.
In addition, Mr. Kamdar has been serving as Treasurer and Board Member of TiE Boston since July 2022, and previously served as Treasurer for nine years from 1997-2006. He is actively involved in TiE Boston, supporting the President and Board on financial strategy and fundraising, reviewing financial policies and procedures, being a mentor and strategic advisor, and providing navigational leadership on the affiliation of TiE Boston and the Foundation.
“TiE Boston has a history of producing leaders who have been instrumental in helping TiE become a global phenomenon over the last 25 years,” said former Global Tie Chair Praveen Tailam. “Rakesh elevated to a vice-chair position is timely and apt as TiE Global aspires to spread its wings wide and far to reach young nations with its global programs and events. Rakesh’s experience in governance, sponsorship, and community building will go a long way.”
Since the start of his involvement with TiE, Mr. Kamdar has helped several startups and TYE teams as a mentor, strategic advisor, and angel investor. Mr. Kamdar has a unique experience and perspective of the early and matured stages of TiE Boston chapter.
“I’m delighted that Rakesh Kamdar is the Vice Chair of TiE Global. Rakesh’s long history with the TiE community, coupled with his experience as a successful entrepreneur, makes him the ideal person for this role,” said TiE Boston President Yash Shah. “This is a proud moment for TIE Boston to have Rakesh represent us at the Global Level. I look forward to his continued support as a Treasurer for TiE Boston and we will all be supporting him in his expanded role as the Vice Chair of the TiE Global.”
In addition to his close involvement with TiE Boston and entrepreneurship, Mr. Kamdar and his family are avid supporters of various education and meals initiatives for the underprivileged community locally in Boston and India. Mr. Kamdar has been involved with Akshaya Patra USA for over 10 years, helping raise several million dollars in his capacity as Chair of the Boston Chapter and providing strategic advisory to chapters across the US. He has helped Akshaya Patra with new fund raising and grassroot awareness projects such as CEO Forum, Golf Tournaments and Akshaya Patra Youth Ambassador Programs. He also serves as a Trustee of “Manju Ba Nu Rasodu,” a meal on wheels program in Ahmedabad, India, serving 700+ free meals daily to underserved communities, in loving memory of his mother.
Mr. Kamdar has two master’s degrees – Healthcare Informatics from Northeastern University and Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He earned his B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Gujarat University.