Meet the Co-founders

Mona Mahajan, Co-Founder of Rising CEOs

Mona has worked in the Finance industry for nearly 20 years. She began her career in Investment Banking, working for J.P. Morgan and DLJ. Later she transitioned to the hedge fund sector, working for long-short equity funds Ziff Brothers Investments and Para Advisors. Most recently, Mona has functioned as a strategist and investment professional at Allianz Global Investments, which manages over $550 billion in assets, both in equity and fixed income markets. She can be seen regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV expressing the firm’s views.

You can view a recent clip of Ms. Mahajan on CNBC here:

Mona holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

She is passionate about instilling the love of finance and the financial markets in all people, both young and old. She is also highly adept in Powerpoint and financial presentations, and hopes to impart these skills with her campers as well.

Sheila Gupta MD, Co-Founder of Rising CEOs

Sheila is a practicing Cardiologist and mother of three young children. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College with a distinction in medical research. She completed her undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in three years.

She developed an interest in finance at a young age by learning from her father. She bought her first stock at the age of 8 and has been an avid investor ever since. She became passionate about finance and attributes her success in life to learning these skills at a young age.

Her goal is to excite kids about the importance of understanding finance at a young age regardless of their future career.