Shashi Gupta is the Co-founder of WinVirginia, a Virginia PAC which was instrumental in securing the historic15-seat flip in Virginia’s House of Delegates in 2017. WinVirginia is dedicated to supporting progressive candidates at all levels of elected office and working to coalesce Americans around our country’s founding principles. After the sweeping win in November, Shashi co-founded WinDEM, a Federal PAC dedicated to extending the successful WinVirginia model to other States. His goal is to strengthen our democracy by achieving a balance of power between the two political parties, so that the voices of the voters once again determine elections and drive public policy, and American society returns to a place where civil dialog is the norm.
Shashi also serves as CEO of Apex CoVantage, which he co-founded in 1988. At Apex, he provides strategic direction for the company while also playing a central role in conceptualizing, designing and overseeing the development of numerous trailblazing technologies in diverse markets such as Digital Content creation, Geographic Information Systems, and Smart Metering for utilities. He holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Driven by a strong sense of social justice and the critical need to promote globally relevant, enduring values, Dr. Gupta established the Gupta Family Foundation (formerly Apex Foundation) contemporaneously with Apex. GFF is a private foundation that supports secular organizations across the globe, which are dedicated to helping disadvantaged people become self-reliant.