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Anupam Mishra

Chief People Officer


Anupam serves as the Chief People Officer for Aspire, responsible for ensuring Aspire is THE employer of choice for the top educators in California and Tennessee. As a member of the senior leadership team, Anupam focuses on Aspire-wide strategic issues with a particular emphasis on culture, equity, recruiting, and professional development.

Prior to joining Aspire in November of 2017, Anupam spent most of his career driving innovation and excellence in the private sector. As managing director of Hellman & Friedman, he invested in and coached organizations from good to great, developing high-performance, people-driven cultures. Under his leadership, companies like Renaissance Learning and Ellucian launched pioneering software tools to support educators and students in more than 40,000 K-12 schools and 2,400 universities, respectively. Anupam also has served various non-profits, including advising the New Schools Venture Fund and acting as a Director on the board of a secondary charter school in East Palo Alto.

Anupam holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard University, and is currently a Fellow in the Broad Academy, a national professional development program for urban school system leaders. Anupam has been married to his college sweetheart Kavita for over 16 years and has two young boys.