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Payal Kadakia

Executive Chairman & Founder, ClassPass

Payal Kadakia is the Executive Chairman and Founder of ClassPass.

Payal’s background is a unique balance of business and the arts. She began her professional career as a consultant at Bain & Company and then worked in Digital Strategy and Business Development at Warner Music Group. She’s also a passionate dancer, with a dance career that spans 25 years. In 2009, she founded The Sa Dance Company, a contemporary Indian dance group that has enjoyed sold out performances, celebrity endorsements, and positive reviews in The New York Times, MTV, and prominent South Asian publications. Payal holds a degree in Operations Research and Economics from MIT.