Saumil Shah started his career as a Strategy Consultant with Deloitte, working across multiple functional areas and industries. After several years at Deloitte, Saumil obtained his MBA at the Haas School of Business at Berkeley. After business school, Saumil worked at SunPower as a Product Marketing Manager, working closely with creative, technical, marketing, and sales teams to develop technology platforms to allow channel partners to be more successful.
He began his education career through Education Pioneers where he worked at the Oakland Unified School District developing alternative teacher compensation models. Later, Saumil helped launch the Achievement School District in TN, working in capacities including Director of Strategy, Director of Technology & Data, and Chief of Staff. In his most recent consulting engagements, Saumil supported LEAD Public Schools and KIPP DC through a combination of strategic planning, development of operational school start-up plans, and an evaluation of technology and data team structure. He also worked with Education Cities as a technical assistance consultant developing city-wide education strategies to increase the number of personalized learning seats with organizations including the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, Battelle Education, and the Center for Collaborative Education. Saumil also led the strategic planning team at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in the District of Columbia.