Smit Naik
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Smit Naik | Director, Impact Investing

Smit Naik is a seasoned impact investor and the Director of Impact Investing at Gary Community Ventures. In his role, Smit is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to invest in and support innovative social enterprises, particularly in the areas of youth mental health and education, that are creating positive change in their communities. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, and is committed to advancing the field of impact investing through thoughtful and strategic investments that deliver both financial returns and social impact.

Prior to joining Gary Community Ventures, Smit was a founder, CEO, and early employee to multiple successful mental health technology and education companies. Smit holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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I would like to see business people try to solve social problems with the same imagination and energy they use to finance a factory or make a deal. Don’t call it philanthropy; call it corporate social investment. Make it integral to business.