Garima Shah
Board Member


Garima is the Chief Business Development Officer at Direct Connect LLC, headquartered in the District of Columbia area. At Direct Connect, a provider of payment products and services, Garima is responsible for identifying and procuring the acquisition of independent sales organizations, as well as directing this division of entrepreneurial spirited professionals. She’s also the director of the company’s training and mentoring program, and can often be found coaching ambitious juniors.

Garima’s charismatic leadership serves her as well in the board room as it does in her humanitarian endeavors. She’s served on the board of Shepherd’s Hope since 2016, but has been an active supporter of their cause since 2013. Garima enjoys competitive dance and has even danced for a cause when she placed 3rd in Dancing with Central Florida to benefit KLD Kids. Some of the other local causes dear to Garima are IndiaFest Brevard, Matthew’s Hope, Indian American Chamber of Commerce, and Rollins College.

She earned her BA from Boston University and her MBA from Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business. Garima and her husband have two young daughters. They all enjoy traveling and try to squeeze in as much globetrotting as their busy schedules permit.