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Faizan Faruq

Director of Development
Bitwise Industries

As Director of Development on the Philanthropy team, Faizan Faruq works directly with stakeholders to help secure funding for Bitwise Industries’ nonprofit, Bitwise Impact. His overall goal is to partner with mission aligned organizations to unite resources, connect community activators, and help remove barriers for individuals aspiring for high-growth, high-wage employment. Through his work, Faizan hopes to bring awareness to the systematic issues preventing upward mobility by showcasing findings and research, and helping create a more equitable society. Growing up in the South as a bi-racial Muslim kid, Faizan’s first experiences with nonprofits and community organizing came in 2007 when he volunteered with President Obama’s first presidential campaign. This led to eight years working in Washington D.C. at a number of political, nonprofit and social-good organizations. Now at Bitwise Industries, Faizan hopes to help make an impact alongside our Philanthropy team and expand the portfolio of stakeholders. Outside of work, Faizan enjoys spending time with his husband, Jarod, their seven-year-old, Dylan, and two dogs, Snoopy and Chloe.

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