Candidate for Mayor
I started as a community activist and grassroots organizer, and eventually worked in town hall advocating on behalf of constituents and making government services more easily accessible to our residents. I am now focused on building a strong, vibrant, and diverse local Democratic Party as EDO Chairman. Professionally, I was integral to the growth of an innovative financial technology leader that is now part of Fortune 500 and S&P 500. Today, I am a small business owner who understands the challenges faced by residents in the current climate, because I have to navigate those same challenges myself. With your support, I hope to combine my activism, advocacy, technology, and small business experience and offer a pragmatic vision on how together we can move Edison forward.
Hotel Construction & Operations Management, oversee multi-million dollar budget, management of employees, delivering projects on time, on schedule, and within budget
In-charge of improving safety and efficiency of the project
Create well-paying local jobs, help revitalize neighborhoods
Built business from ground-up
Research & Product Development
Created Operating Budgets, Managed Complex Projects, Customer Communications
Establish and supervise a quality assurance process, including integration and system testing.
Select, deploy, and monitor performance profiling tools and procedures.
Devise and communicate tech strategy to management, partners, clients, and stakeholders.
As senior management team, established governance processes to achieve objectives, manage risks, and efficiently and responsibly deploy organizational resources
Specialize in J2EE Architecture Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications
Focused on strengthening local Democratic Party, including by supporting Democratic candidates for national, state, and county elected offices
Grew and increased engagement in the Democratic party by forming caucuses including the Veterans Caucus, Women’s Caucus, Small Business Caucus, and Progressive Caucus
Transformed the EDO into a community partner by helping to organize food pantries, delivering PPE to first responders, supporting local small businesses, organizing holiday events, and voicing policy concerns of residents
Started initiative to promote local small businesses affected by recession and pandemic
Strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and property tax fairness
Constituent Services - worked closely with residents and small businesses in need of assistance to make town hall and government services more easily accessible and effective
Coordinated with Public works, Police, Fire, Buildings & Health Departments to solve day to day issues for residents
Proposed policy changes and recommended legislation to streamline township services, increase efficiency, and promote fairness & equity, based on feedback from constituents
Promoted community development through advisory committees, and local public services
Conducted public outreach, and organized meetings and other public forums with community leaders, groups, and residents to understand and address neighborhood issues and community needs
Advocated for a responsible Budget
Analyzed Township Expenses, Forecasting, Approximations, Reviewing bids & Revenues
Created community food bank and engaged in PPE distribution in response to COVID-19.
Organize annual clothing drive to benefit Middlesex county residents.
2017 Lions Club Award recipient
Leadership positions in multiple community and professional organizations
Organized town hall meetings for Edison residents to address infrastructure and other issues, including public safety meetings with Edison Police, neighborhood meetings regarding road repair and quality of life issues
Masters in Computer Science, Pace University
Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering, Pune University
Proud husband and father, and longtime resident of Edison Township
Wife is a practicing dentist in Edison, 2 daughters attending Edison Public Schools