OneGoal-Massachusetts Welcomes Paras Bhayani, Vice President of Affiliate Investments at Affiliated Managers Group, to its Advisory Board
As a former public high school teacher, Mr. Bhayani is personally dedicated to the success of all students.
BOSTON, March 7, 2022. OneGoal-Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to closing the degree divide in the Commonwealth, has welcomed Paras Bhayani, Vice President of Affiliate Investments at Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), to its advisory board. As a board member, Mr. Bhayani will advise OneGoal on growth and scale strategy and resource growth and development, as it seeks to serve more students throughout the Commonwealth.
“Early in my career, I was a high school teacher in Chicago, where I saw the transformative impact that OneGoal was having on my students,” said Mr. Bhayani. “I am excited to bring my background and expertise to OneGoal-Massachusetts’ board, especially as they seek to grow their work throughout the state.”
In his current role, Mr. Bhayani is responsible for identifying, structuring, and executing AMG’s investments in its partner firms. Before joining AMG, he served as a Vice President at BlackRock, where he was a member of the investment team at BlackRock’s private equity fund, Long Term Private Capital. Mr. Bhayani also previously served as a Vice President on BlackRock’s Corporate Strategy and Development team. He joined BlackRock from McKinsey & Company’s Boston Office, where he worked on a wide range of projects across the investment management and private equity sectors.
“I am thrilled to have Paras join our volunteer leadership team,” said Amanda Hillman Seider, Executive Director of OneGoal-Massachusetts. “As we seek to deepen and expand our program, I look forward to learning from his background in the education sector, and his deep experience with strategic growth. As an advocate for educational equity in the US and abroad, he brings a key perspective that will help us achieve our mission.”
Mr. Bhayani began his career in the public sector, serving as the budget director of the City of Chicago’s transit authority and as an 11th and 12th-grade teacher in Chicago via Teach For America. He is also deeply engaged with several charities, including as a board member for a chapter of Pratham, the largest non-governmental organization focused on education in India.
Mr. Bhayani earned his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and his AB from Harvard College. He resides in Winchester with his wife, a primary care physician in Lawrence, and his daughter.
OneGoal is a leading college access and success organization dedicated to closing the degree divide and creating a more equitable future for students. We partner with schools in low-income communities across the country to ensure postsecondary planning, preparation, and support are no longer extracurricular luxuries but integral components of the high school experience. OneGoal’s core three-year program starts as a class in students’ junior and senior years of high school and continues during the critical transitional period through their first year of college or other postsecondary paths. 85% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 74% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.
OneGoal launched in Massachusetts in 2015, and currently serves over 750 students in 15 high schools in Attleboro, Boston, Fall River, Fitchburg, Lawrence, Lynn, Milford, New Bedford, Revere, Southbridge, and Webster. OneGoal-Massachusetts also partners with 12 postsecondary institutions to ensure that students are supported through the transition to their postsecondary pathways, with the skills, mindsets, and network of support needed to persist through graduation. You can learn more about OneGoal-Massachusetts here.
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Cori Mykoff, OneGoal-Massachusetts, firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 319-3454