Dhruv is CEO, President, and co-founder of Elsewhere, an independent music club and brand celebrating emerging music and culture. Elsewhere hosts 600+ music events a year, showcases thousands of artists across our stages, draws nearly 300k attendees a year, and is dedicated to self-expression, optimism, inclusivity, diversity, and a world with more joy. Dhruv grew up in Mumbai, India and Connecticut, USA. He studied economics at Yale University and worked for many years in investment management. Dhruv is on the board of the NY Hospitality Alliance, the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Team for BABAR (the BK Allied Bars and Restaurants), and the Board of the Mayor’s Office of Small Business Services. He works closely with numerous elected officials via various nightlife advocacy efforts, having worked with Senator Chuck Schumer on developing the Shuttered Venue Operations Grant (SVOG) which bailed out the independent music industry, and with former Mayor Deblasio to strike down the anti-dancing Cabaret Law in NYC. When he’s not working to help actualize Elsewhere’s cultural vision, you can find Dhruv hiding out at a jazz club, or somewhere remote in or on the ocean.