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Bharat Krishnan


Director of Client Success

Bharat has over fifteen years of experience in fundraising and strategic planning. His management mantra of “Respect. Empower. Include” has allowed him to lead cross-functional teams of over 150 individuals to raise funds from individual donors in excess of $22 million. He’s worked with clients in a dozen states across the country, and brings the emotional intelligence that comes with having managed diverse groups of people to implement both long-term and short-term goals.

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Bharat serves as Director of Client Success for The Hodge Group, navigating our clients' entire experience with our firm and serving as an internal advocate for client needs.

Prior to joining The Hodge Group, Bharat spent ten years in the political realm. Specifically, he focused on fundraising, strategic communications, and research. He believes those three aspects of strategy work hand-in-hand, and has a proven record of being able to link them together to create layers of advantages for an organization.

By focusing his MBA studies on nonprofits, specifically relating to crisis management and diversity management, he prides himself on being able to offer a host of quantitative and qualitative measures that enable an organization to increase its operational efficiency.

Bharat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from American University and graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He holds certificates in Advanced Leadership Studies and Campaign Management from American University, and is an award-winning author who has published six novels, one memoir, and has contributed to multiple anthologies. In his spare time, Bharat enjoys teaching on writing panels.


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