Archive for May, 2011

Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners graduated with a degree in economics from The Wharton School.  While at Wharton, Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners was selected to the Mortar Board National Honor Society and became a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.  Alex Crisses obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School.  While at Harvard he received first and second year honors for distinguished academic performance, and graduated with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar.  Today Alex Crisses is a Principal with Insight Venture Partners. 


Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners is committed to philanthropy.  Today he serves on the Executive Committee of Minds Matter, a New York based charity for underprivileged high school students.  Previously he was their Director of Fundraising.  He also now Chairs the Events for the New York City Police Foundation, the only private organization that raises funds for the New York Police Department.  Alex also supports the Make A Wish Foundation.

Banir Ganatra

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Banir Ganatra believes happiness and success comes to those who help others.  And as a young entrepreneur, he has helped many through various philanthropic ventures.  He made significant contributions to the University of California at Irvine for medical research after his mother became seriously ill.  Last Christmas, he partnered with the charity Mercy House and established a homeless shelter in the Armory in Santa Ana, California.


Banir Ganatra is also committed to finding better solutions to business problems.  A graduate of San Diego State University, at his first job he applied his financial and marketing acumen to quickly become project manager of a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio.  Using this experience he then found his own company, Equity Financial Group (EFG), a financial lending group.  Within two years, EFT’s revenues grew by 300%, propelling it into a multi-million dollar company.   Establishing SoCalSmiles Dentistry, a network of dental offices located in Orange County California, Banir Ganatra has been able to open a chartable dental clinic in Anandpur, one of the neediest cities in India. 


Banir Ganatra is committed to constant and never-ending improvement.   He also will continue to share his success with others.