Our mission

To inspire confident decisions in leaders we work with. We do this by bringing all our experience and insight to solve our clients’ challenges.

We’re technologists. We’re financial experts. We’re leaders of successful businesses. We’re not theorists who write reports. When you engage us, we’ll be in your hair, asking you questions, working alongside your team, and delivering valuable, actionable, and reusable results.

And we’ll affect lasting change in your organization.


Chirag Richards-Desai

Managing Partner

Chirag (“Chi”) is an experienced technology entrepreneur and operator currently focused on scaling SaaS and tech-enabled companies in the education and cyber sectors. In addition to serving as managing partner here, Chi leads Vireo Growth Partner’s private investment arm in acquiring enterprises in transition. Chi is operating partner at Chloe Capital, an gender & diversity focused VC firm. He also serves as a board member on local non-profit organizations.  Chi’s expertise lies in building operations and finance teams which leverage technology to achieve sustainable growth & profitability.

Akash Desai


Akash has founded and exited two high-growth SaaS companies with exit amounts in eight figures. He has done this with absolutely no outside investment – opting for focused action, customer-centrism, and sales over fundraising. Akash’s expertise revolves around building and motivating a team and creating a vision and strategy for a company and translating those into actionable and measurable tactics. Akash is adept at growth strategy (via acquisitions, engineering high same-customer growth, and channel partner development), product strategy, and operations.

Jessica DeLorenzo

Director of Operations

Jessica has been running operations and finance for companies for the past 20 years.  In addition to supporting our clients during onboarding and managing project plans, Jessica leads Vireo’s consulting team of subject-matter experts.  Jessica also serves on client management teams as in-house resource for finance and operations.