Founder and CEO
Vineeta Bhandari is the founder and CEO of Building Kidz Worldwide.
She has a passion for the performing arts, education, and business. She believes that exposure to the arts at an early age enhance a child’s confidence and academic abilities, so she integrated an arts education in the quality academic curriculum Building Kidz Schools offer.
Vineeta ensures that the franchise system is meeting or exceeding all parent expectations and competitive benchmarks through persistent communication and ongoing market research. She sets strategic goals to consistently ensure Building Kidz maintains its competitive edge. She helps evaluate potential opportunities for all franchisees and oversees training. She ensures key differentiators such as Performing Arts and Learning Through Life Experiences are deployed effectively to provide an environment that is developmentally appropriate for children. She takes pride in supporting franchisees to run their business effectively and efficiently.
Vineeta has been involved in Early Childhood Education since 2002. Prior to starting Building Kidz, she worked at several well-known companies including Murdock and Associates, Sun Micro Systems, Lam Research, & Levis Strauss.
Vineeta holds an MBA in Marketing, a BA in Finance, and a Graduate Certification in Early Childhood Education.
Vineeta is a proud mother of two and when she isn’t hard at work running the Building Kidz family, she is spending time with her own.
Partner, Chief of Operations and Technology
Sangeet Karamchandani is a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Building Kidz Worldwide.
Sangeet has a passion to grow the Building Kidz early childhood education model and scale it to all children across the globe. He oversees all aspects of real estate and technology direction for the company in addition to onboarding of new franchisees, ensuring a smooth transition process from the early stages of acquisition or startup to opening, and successfully operating a compliant Building Kidz School campus.
Sangeet is also responsible for creating operational procedures and structure, and supporting the day to day delivery of the company’s products and services while ensuring cross functional alignment with Business Development.
Prior to Building Kidz Worldwide, Sangeet spent over a decade in semiconductor operations management and has a proven track record of leading projects and engineering teams to success with various Silicon Valley technology companies.
Sangeet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership.
Sangeet is a proud dad of a daughter who keeps him wrapped around his finger. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf in his free time.
Partner, Chief Marketing Officer
Sanjay Gehani is a Managing Partner and the Chief Marketing Officer for Building Kidz Worldwide.
Sanjay oversees the strategic marketing direction of the company, the company’s financials, franchise revenue, franchisee revenue, annual Franchise Disclosure Documents, the sales organization, the marketing organization, and partnerships. Sanjay became the Chief Marketing Officer in November, 2014.
Until November 2014, Sanjay spent 15 years in management positions at Xilinx, Inc., covering Business Operations, Business Development, Marketing, Sales, and Engineering. In his most recent position prior to starting Building Kidz Worldwide with Vineeta and Sangeet, he was responsible for regional partnerships in Western Europe and India and global partnerships across eight market segments influencing $700M in life-time revenue for the company .
In 2018, Sanjay ran for City Council in Foster City and won a landslide victory with the most votes ever received by a candidate until that time. While on the City Council, Sanjay quickly elevated his position to Vice-Mayor and then became the first Mayor of Indian descent in the history of Foster City in 2021. As Mayor during the height of COVID pandemic, Sanjay worked closely with his colleagues on Council, regional and State electeds, and City Staff to ensure the continued delivery of exceptional services to Foster City residents while increasing reserves. Sanjay’s knowledge of how local municipalities work has benefited franchisees in evaluating new campus locations and the process franchisees go through in establishing valuable relationships with local electeds.
Born in Chile and raised in California, Sanjay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA in Marketing and Leading Organizations from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He speaks 4 languages and loves to spend time with his family while coaching his son’s baseball, soccer, and basketball teams.