Nirav is an Economic Development Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Washington D.C. Area Metro Office (WMADO). In this role, he collaborates with local: SBA Resource Partners, (public and private) economic development organizations, and other stakeholders to develop, bolster and support informational initiatives which aid and assist small business and entrepreneurs across the capital region. In addition, he is the Program Manager for SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program, a CEO academy which guides small business leaders on scaling and growing their business. He also conducts HUBZone site inspections for certified HUBZone firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside.