Our Team

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Nalini Saxena
CEO and Founder

Nalini Saxena is a strategist and executive advisor.  She helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and organizations break through obstacles and reveal their latent talents, express their strengths, and achieve inspiring successes.  Her client list ranges from top tier global financial institutions to Shark Tank contestants. As a robust generalist, Nalini provides guidance and implementation on business strategy, financial strategy, leadership direction, management development, and communication. She has positioned small businesses to multiply their revenue by overhauling their approach to managing their business and finances.  A trusted guide, she expertly identifies the challenges inhibiting her clients and strategically maps out a clear, customized path to overcome these challenges.  She has positioned larger organizations to succeed against an increasingly competitive landscape by addressing culture, client relationship management, and operational efficiency.  She has developed winning pitch decks that have secured millions of dollars in capital raising for her entrepreneurial clients. She has coached ambitious professionals through career transition and targeted development of both hard and soft skills.

Through Elicit™ Consulting, Nalini and her team of experts employ an evidence-based approach to delivering results.  Nalini’s academic and professional backgrounds, along with her intellectual curiosity and commitment to ethics, drive this approach.  Elicit is known for empowering clients through a code of strength-building, listening, partnership, and thoughtful design of custom solutions.  

Nalini earned her BA in Neuroscience & Behavior from Barnard College, Columbia University and her MBA in Strategy, Leadership & Ethics, and Brand Marketing from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.


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Santosh Sekar
Senior Director

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Marcela Dueñas Pastrana
Senior Advisor

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Jason Kingston
Senior Advisor

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Sheila Azad
Director

 
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Blazo Ivanovic
Senior Advisor

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Desiree Littlejohn
Associate Director

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Ricka Kohnstamm
Director

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Andy Habermacher
Advisor

 
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Saurabh Mehta
Senior Advisor

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Palak Patel
Associate Director

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A.J. DeCristino
Senior Associate

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Mirella Blum
Associate

 
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Mira Dayal
Research Assistant

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Autumn Qiu
Research Assistant

 
 

We are always looking for talent to join our team. If you think you may be a good fit, reach out using the form below!