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About Us

iConnectX is the industry leading social platform providing the tools that nonprofits need to succeed in their fundraising, as well as an environment for professionals to connect with their peers, Executives and Industry Experts. Professionals can even donate their time (through an iBridge) to support and create impact for their favorite cause.

Started in 2017, iConnectX is a product of Sqwirrel LLC, a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan company. Since inception, the team has been working with nonprofits to gather intelligence on technology needs and implementing them on the platform.

Along with enabling nonprofits with tools for advocacy, auctions, event ticketing and fundraising, iConnectX provides access to an environment or community of “giving-minded” professionals. This is helps with support of the nonprofits by advertising their activities in the iConnectX Marketplace. Registered nonprofits can engage the professionals for participation or even sponsorship of their events.

The iConnectX secret “fund builder” is the iConnectX iBridge, which is a patent pending technology that helps professionals donate, buy and share time. Professionals can connect with peers, industry experts or executives for a fee that is donated directly to a favorite nonprofit. A new way to gain extra funding for nonprofits!

iConnectX is available through web and mobile applications to enable nonprofits to reach their audience at work, home, or on the go. This platform will revolutionize the way nonprofits connect with millennials and other groups.

Vision Statement

Leveraging the power of professional networking to support causes, raise donations, and change the way professionals connect with and support charitable organizations.The only platform that enables Professionals to connect with Executives and Experts, bringing them together for the same cause.

Mission Statement

Transforming the way Professionals connect with executives and experts to mentor, while growing their social responsibility through charitable involvement and support. Through technology and insight, iConnectX will be the main social media stage connecting the world.


Leadership Team

varchasvi shankar CEO President iConnectX Varchasvi Shankar CEO/President

Varchasvi Shankar, President & CEO of iConnectX is a visionary with a passion to build and see iConnectX as one of the most unique social platforms in the industry. As an entrepreneur, Varchasvi offers more than 20 years of leadership, business strategy, operations, sales, marketing and innovation.

Arun Shanbhag Vice President Global Delivery iConnectX Arun Shanbhag Vice President Global Delivery

Arun is responsible for leading iConnectX platform and global delivery teams worldwide. He has over 25 years of global experience in the professional services industry dealing with enterprise software delivery and customer experience management.

Ray Drzala Customer Success Manager iConnectX Ray Drzala Customer Success Manager

Ray is responsible for the sales and marketing of iConnectX. He has over 20 years of experience in SaaS sales and marketing, with specialties in platform solution planning in multiple industries. His relationship building and nurturing enables his engagement with all industries.

Umesh Venkatesh Vice President Products & strategy iConnectX Umesh Venkatesh Vice President, Products & Strategy

Umesh is instrumental in establishing various quality process initiatives and delivery for iConnectX. He has also strategized and managed marketing and pre-sales process for recruiting onboarding organizations and companies. Resource Management and optimum utilization of all types of resource has been his key strength in controlling P/L across the organization.

Kelly Nyland Marketing Strategist iConnectX Kelly Nyland Marketing Strategist

Kelly Nyland is a pioneer leader who has introduced emerging tech products to mass market through play. She has launched leading consumer brands in drone, robot, music, and wearable tech categories. Her executive roles span international marketing, sales product development and experience design.