Sridhar is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s Boston office. As part of Bridgespan’s Philanthropy and Global Development practice areas, Sridhar has worked with a number of nonprofits, foundations, and philanthropic collaboratives, including Women’s World Banking, the Inter-American Development Bank, Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and The Audacious Project. Much of his work has focused on building successful platforms to harness and direct philanthropic capital in order to both reduce perceived barriers for aspirational philanthropists and increase access to scale capital for high-impact change agents.
Sridhar has co-authored “Beyond the Grant: Foundations as Impact Investors” (Bridgespan.org, 2020), “Philanthropy Bets Big on Sustainable Development Goals” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2018), “Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy” (SSIR, 2016), “A National Growth Plan Rooted in One State’s Success” (SSIR, 2015), and “Lessons for Nonprofits Seeking to Grow a Promising Program” (Bridgespan.org, 2014). In addition, Sridhar has presented on how organizations can become “big bettable” at the Skoll World Forum and the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Summit.
Prior to Bridgespan, Sridhar worked as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in San Francisco, working across a range of practice areas, including health care, education, and technology, media, and telecom. Before BCG, Sridhar served as a program analyst for the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Task Force. He also has worked for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative (now the Clinton Health Access Initiative) in Delhi, India, as well as for the Sewalanka Foundation, a local Sri Lankan nonprofit focused on issues of economic empowerment and community mobilization. Sridhar started his career as an associate at Katzenbach Partners LLC (now part of Strategy&, the strategy consulting group of PwC).
Sridhar holds a BA in history from Columbia University, a JD from the Harvard Law School, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
- B.A. Columbia University, 2003
- M.B.A. Harvard Business School, 2009
- J.D. Harvard Law School, 2009