Vivek is responsible for business strategy and growth, risk management, investor relations and supports overall execution. Vivek has multisector investing experience from his work at Consortium Finance and D. E. Shaw where in total he has been involved in over $500 million in transactions. At both firms, Vivek focused on investing both equity and debt directly in private companies across all industries investing anywhere from $10-50 million in transactions.
With D. E. Shaw, Vivek joined in the firm’s Houston office in 2005 and helped open the firm’s San Francisco office in 2006. Prior to D. E. Shaw, Vivek worked at Simmons & Company in Houston focused on energy investment banking. Vivek was born and raised in Houston, TX and graduated in 2003 with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Business Honors.