Mr. Shad Azimi is a Managing Partner and the Founder of Vanterra Capital LLC, global private equity firm that manages assets for a diverse investor base of ultra-high net worth partners and leading institutions. Mr. Azimi has over 20 years of global private equity investment experience. Prior to founding Vanterra Capital, he was a Principal at NYL Capital (renamed Goldpoint Partners), a $12 billion private equity program sponsored by New York Life Investment Management and third-party institutional investors. His primary role was to identify, evaluate, and execute investment opportunities for the firm’s fund investment program and direct investment funds. Mr. Azimi also created and led the “Small and Emerging Manager Program,” an initiative designed to build specialized and emerging private equity funds in the U.S., Europe, and Emerging Markets. Prior to that, Mr. Azimi was an Associate at Lightyear Capital, a multi-billion dollar control-oriented private equity fund as well as an Associate in the private equity group of UBS/PaineWebber Capital. Mr. Azimi began his career as an investment banking Analyst at PaineWebber, Inc. Mr. Azimi received his B.S. with dual concentrations in Finance and International Business with Honors from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He earned his MBA as a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Azimi currently serves as a board member for WM Partners, TEM Capital, Cressey & Company Healthcare Fund, Mclarty Capital Partners SBIC, BTG Pactual Brazil Investment Fund, Jacob Ballas India Fund, Vantem Holdings, Humbition, and Thuzio, Inc. Mr. Azimi is also a term member for the Council of Foreign Relations.