Board Chair

Pranav S. Ramanathan

Managing Director

Coacharya and Ellipsis

Pranav S. Ramanathan is an operating executive at Coacharya, a global leadership development firm, and Ellipsis, an award winning video production agency. An entrepreneur with 20-years of experience, he has deep expertise managing brand and product marketing services for companies in the technology, media and non-profit sectors.

At both companies, Pranav oversees all aspects of growth and operational strategy from ongoing business development, to day-to-day logistics, and the management of its affiliated technology, investment, and philanthropic arms. Prior to this, he has held corporate marketing roles at The Nielsen Company, Advanstar and startup technology firms.

Pranav sits on the National Board of Directors for Upwardly Global. He has a B.S. in Architecture from Arizona State University, and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University. Pranav is an ICF-accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

As a first-generation immigrant, Pranav is innately dedicated to this cause. He lives in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, Alexandra, daughters, Carys, Maeve, and rescue Shar-pei mix, Coco.

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