TinkRworks is a K-8 STEAM-education provider focused on transforming learners to innovators
We design our programs to:
- Improve critical thinking
- Spark creativity
- Increase persistence
- Encourage self-expression
Students are immersed in project-based learning environments where they create physical solutions to problems using their minds and their hands
TinkRworks: Who we are and what we do
Our Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team
Dr. Anu Mahajan | Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Anu Mahajan is the co-founder and CEO of TinkRworks, an organization focused on providing exceptional and enriching STEAM programs for our children that allow them to reinforce and augment foundational concepts taught by our wonderful and dedicated school teachers. Academically, Dr. Mahajan has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. Prior to TinkRworks, Dr. Mahajan led innovation teams at Owens Corning and served in senior executive roles in a couple of different healthcare companies. Dr. Mahajan also spent several years in the world of management consulting, including time with McKinsey & Company where he focused on serving high-tech clients and also clients who used “big data analytics” to make decisions. Outside of work, Dr. Mahajan LOVES (triple underlined) to spend time with his wife and two kids, most notably on Sunday mornings watching Formula 1 grand-prix races and cheering on Scuderia Ferrari.
Gil Levendel | Chief Product & Technology Officer
As a child, Gil Levendel loved building. He often stacked wood blocks into tall, complex structures (which his older sister would invariably topple, probably on purpose). He also built all sorts of self-designed contraptions using Lego Technics parts, often sending instant photos of his models to Lego for their review and then hoping for their inclusion into a future Lego set. One day while he was playing with his Legos, his older sister came home from school with an assignment that required help. As their dad and she worked together, Gil observed their interaction and immediately became interested in the subject matter—computer programming.
Ritu Jain | Executive Director
Ritu is passionate about STEAM learning programs that bring real life meaningful experiences to students. She has been involved in running after school programs for over a decade. She is an electrical engineer by education. She also coaches the Science Olympiad team at her children’s school and is deeply involved with America India Foundation that catalyzes economic change in India. Her other interests are molecular gastronomy and travel.
Atul Garg | Chief Growth and Operating Officer
Atul has extensive experience in strategy development and execution, growth and turnaround, product management, business transformation, and mergers & acquisitions in companies ranging from Fortune 50 to startups. He has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and Electrical Engineering degree from IIT Varanasi, India. Atul who used to fly single engine planes has now become an aspiring drone pilot. When he is not flying something, he likes to play golf with his family and breed thoroughbred horses.
Gary Surdam | Vice President of Business Development
Gary Surdam is an educator, entrepreneur, businessman and visionary whose unique career experience has made him one of America’s top leaders in international educational consulting. Surdam is currently a Professor of Education at Hope International University. At the university he is known for his work with International Educational research and development. In the past few years, Surdam has shared his proven strategies with teachers, students and school leaders internationally. His American Teacher Training is in high demand in China.