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Hitesh Hajarnavis
esSVee Advisors
Founder
Popcorn, Indiana
Former CEO

Hitesh Hajarnavis
esSVee Advisors
Founder
Popcorn, Indiana
Former CEO

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Hitesh is a leader with a proven track record as a growth oriented CEO who has delivered substantive results. He has an incredible understanding of how to build and grow brands along with an innate perspective of the systemic processes of fund raising, financing growth strategies, and creating value for founders, management teams, owners and investors.

Prior to co-founding VG Growth Partners, Hitesh was President & CEO of Popcorn Indiana (Dale & Thomas Popcorn), a leader in ready-to- eat popcorn and popped snacks. He led a successful turnaround of the brand and subsequently delivered over 4x dollar revenue growth in five years during his tenure. He was responsible for establishing Popcorn Indiana as America’s #1 brand of Kettlecorn.

Hitesh is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – Metro New York Chapter. He has appeared on The Apprentice and has been interviewed by several leading publications including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, the New York Times, and Fox Business News.

Hitesh holds a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech, dual S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Ocean Engineering and Ocean Systems Management, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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