Business: Nansad Group
Job title: Founder/CEO
Why are you working in this industry?
I grew up watching my parents working in the hospitality industry. I helped them during my summer breaks and fell in love with the business during that time. After graduation, I pursued the same and have never looked back.
What are three daily habits that have helped you to become successful?
Consistent Morning Routine
Quality Time with friends and family
Who is the person that influenced you the most in this business?
My parents, Bharat M Bhakta & Late Gita B Bhakta. They immigrated to the US over 40 years ago and worked hard to achieve the American dream. They taught me to trust myself, always be humble and forge my own path.
What was your first summer job?
I worked as a front desk associate and in human resources at a hotel.
Where will we find you enjoying your hard-earned time off?
Traveling to different corners of the world with my family and friends, trying new foods & experiences such as music festivals, car racing events, different cultural events, etc.
Describe yourself in one word.
If you were to give one piece of advice to someone starting out in your field what would it be?
Embrace ambiguity. Nothing is ever simple or as black & white as it may seem. The ability to navigate uncertainty or gray areas is a valuable skill.
· Salvation Army - Board Member
· Global One Bank - Board Member
· Chappell Hill Bank - Board Member
· Nansad Foundation - Board Member
· Military Affairs Committee - Member
· Asian American Hotel Owners Association - Ambassador
· Love & Care Ministries (Care Packs) – Volunteer
My parents: Bharat & Minaxi Bhakta
My wife: Upasna Bhakta & soon to arrive Baby Boy Bhakta (Feb’24)