Tanik is responsible for supporting the organization with process improvements, maintenance of business performance data, and supporting both impact evaluation and marketing efforts. He joins Main Street Launch with non-profit experience from Uganda and Tanzania and a background in Economics. Throughout his professional life, he has worked to empower women entrepreneurs through the formation of Savings and Credit Associations to support their entrepreneurial spirit with the financing they need. He aspires to emulate the success he’s achieved in East Africa, here in Oakland.

In his spare time, Tanik likes to travel and learn new things. He speaks English, Swahili, Hindi, and Gujarati fluently and has a passion for learning languages. Despite being Indian by descent, Tanik grew up in Tanzania and has now spend a decade in different parts of the United States. When he’s not working, he enjoys soccer, music and reading endless self-help books.