THE EXECUTIVES

Oliver Wright

FOUNDER & CEO

Oliver Wright - Vanquish Merchant Bank - Founder and CEO - Cornell Law School - Doctor of Law

Oliver Wright is an international lawyer, financier, and published author. Alongside Vanquish, Oliver is General Partner and Fiduciary in seventeen High Net Worth, Venture Capital and Private Equity investment vehicles he sponsored with capital from angel and early stage equity investors spanning the oil, gas, alternative energy, technology, and financial sectors. Prior to Vanquish, Oliver was at the forefront of distressed debt and mortgage-backed real estate investment in the wake of the housing collapse, and pioneered the formation of the nascent REO-to-Rental asset class. Oliver spent six years as an international corporate lawyer and litigator at the top ranked litigation firm in the country, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Oliver’s writing background includes a book publishing deal with Grove Atlantic (Cold Mountain, Black Hawk Down) for a Wall Street roman-a-clef, while his academic writings have been published in journals such as the Harvard International Journal of Press and Politics. Oliver graduated from UCLA as class major valedictorian, and holds Master and Doctor of Law degrees in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review.

HIGH NET WORTH & PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT 100
INTERNATIONAL LAW, FINANCE & CROSS-BORDER M&A 100
ARBITRAGE, DISTRESS & OPPORTUNISTIC INVESTMENT 100
SOVEREIGN WEALTH 100
GLOBAL INVESTMENT BANKING 100
VENTURE CAPITAL, PRIVATE EQUITY & DIRECT INVESTING 100

Pratik Shaw

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS

PRATIK M. SHAW
PRATIK M. SHAWManaging Director

Pratik holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MS from the London School of Economics, and a BS from York College, where he graduated with Highest Honors. Pratik’s professional experience includes co-managing a $2b UAE Sovereign Wealth Fund and Global Investment Banking positions at both Citigroup and HSBC.

THE AUTHORITIES

RICH KOTTMEYER
RICH KOTTMEYERDirector of Strategic Consulting. Platform Manager.

Rich stands at the vanguard of global thought leadership on food, water, energy, and security in the 21st century. Rich expounds upon these trenchant, interrelated issues in leading print journals, on the international lecture circuit, and think tank symposia. His private sector experience spans Accenture (Lead Global Executive of Agriculture and Development), IBM (Head of Consumer Science–Global Agriculture and Food Production), KPMG and Lehman (Managing Director—Food, Agriculture and Beverage Global Advisory). His international and domestic governance work, for which he holds a secret security clearance, includes: DARPA, National Economic Counsel Five Year Plan, G20, and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. Rich holds a Doctor of Law degree from Saint Louis University, where graduated in the top of his class and was ABA Editor of the Law Journal, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University, where he graduated with College Honors.

ENERGY RESOURCE 100
FOOD, WATER & AGRIBUSINESS 100
CYBERSECURITY 100/100
TIM MEYER
TIM MEYERPlatform Expert
EDUCATION:
Wharton, MBA
MIT, BS

WORK:
Ericsson Wireless, CTO
DirectNU Energy, CTO

C. HABERLAIN
C. HABERLAINPlatform Expert
Educational Background:
Insead, MBA
Itam, BS

WORK:
Bain & Company
Proctor & Gamble

SAYYED NAQVI
SAYYED NAQVIPlatform Manager
Educational Background:
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, MBA
IIT, BS

Professional Background:
UBS
DEUTSCHE BANK

TELECOM, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY 100/100
RENEWABLE ENERGY 100/100
MINING & METALS 100
RENEWABLE ENERGY 100
NEW MEDIA 100/100
CROSS BORDER M&A 100/100

THE WIZZES

ANDREW DAYTON
ANDREW DAYTONVP, Merchant Banking
SCHOOL
University of Chicago MBA
Princeton BA

WORK
Deutsche Bank
Lincolnshire LBO Fund
Little Sprouts

TMT 100%
HEALTHCARE 100%
NITIN MITTAL
NITIN MITTALSr. Analyst, Investment Banking
SCHOOL
Insead MBA
NTN BS

WORK
Hewlett Packard
Nokia
GE Healthcare

TMT 100%
TMT 100%
QUOC VIET-LE
QUOC VIET-LESr. Analyst, Investment Banking
SCHOOL
Insead MBA
UoC BA

WORK
Bain & Co.
JP Morgan Chase
Lazard Freres

TMT 100%
HEALTHCARE 100%
JONATHAN GERSZBERG
JONATHAN GERSZBERGVP, Merchant Banking
SCHOOL
Columbia Business School MBA
UTN BS

WORK
McKinsey & Co.
Telefonica

PRIVATE EQUITY 100
TELECOM 100
YURI M.
YURI M.VP, Merchant Banking
SCHOOL
Harvard Medical School MD
Harvard College BS

WORK
Harvard Medical School, Residency
Harvard Business School, Assistant Professor

HEALTHCARE 100/100
M&A 100%
DAVID BELL
DAVID BELLVP, Merchant Banking
EDUCATION
Wharton MBA
Haverford BA

PROFESSIONAL
Deloitte Consulting
Bell Advisory Services

FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS 100
CONSUMER GOODS 100
STEPHEN B.
STEPHEN B.Junior Analyst, Investment Banking
EDUCATION
Wharton, MBA
Johns Hopkins, BS

WORK
Goldman Sachs
Microsoft

M&A 100%
M&A 100%
LIOR RONEN
LIOR RONENJunior Analyst, Investment Banking
SCHOOL
Hebrew University in Jerusalem MBA
Haifa University YBA

WORK
Intel
Finro Education

ARBITRAGE 100%
WIRELESS 100
WILLIAM C.
WILLIAM C.Junior Analyst, Investment Banking
SCHOOL:
Stanford MBA, MS
University of California BA

WORK:
Bain Consulting
Juniper Networks

M&A 100%
M&A 100%

THE SAGES

LUDWIG VON MISES
LUDWIG VON MISESOriginal
CAPITALISM 100%
MORALITY 100%
ARISTOTLE
ARISTOTLESource
METAPHYSICS 100%
LOGIC 100%
JOHN LOCKE
JOHN LOCKEOriginator
PRIVATE PROPERTY 100%
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS 100%