Punit is responsible for maintaining the organization’s financial health and stability. He oversees all finance and accounting functions, provides strategic direction on organizational wide budgeting process, and assists in establishing policies and practices to achieve Candid’s goals.
Punit has over twenty years of progressive and diverse experience in financial management roles with global organizations. Early in his career, he worked at Polaroid and PepsiCo. From 2004 to 2014 he held positions with increasing responsibility managing the strategic finance function for domestic and international businesses at Ocean Spray, Weight Watchers, and Colgate-Palmolive. Before joining Candid in 2020, he was Director of Finance at The Helmsley Charitable Trust for five years, where he established the financial planning and analysis function to generate efficiencies in the organization’s grant making and operating expense planning process. He completed the Financial Executive Leadership Program at University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of Financial Executives Networking Group. He has also served as a board member and treasurer for various organizations, including PRISM Business Foundation, Greater Boston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project.
He earned his BS in Accounting and Economics from the University of Delhi, India, and an MBA in Finance from Clarion University.