Our Team

The ConnectSo team is comprised of investors, operators, and savvy business leaders that bring years of experience in building some of the world’s most successful companies. Our collective experience is what makes us unique and exceptional.

We are continuously cultivating an innovative culture and work tirelessly to create solutions that help educators and students in grades K-12 in the.


Hiren Patel
Founder & CEO


Farahna Alarakhiya

VP of Products & Insights at Shopify

Curt Aubley

Vice President at Crowdstrike

Jackson Jeyanayagam

VP, GM DTC at The Clorox Company 


Vidya Jwala

Chief eCommerce & Supply Chain Officer at Dick's Sporting Goods

Tim Wertner

Senior Vice President U.S. Operations at FedEx Express