We add value from our wealth of experience - as technology entrepreneurs, as successful investors, and as global operating executives in markets ranging from India to Silicon Valley. We invest significant time in our companies and are readily accessible as entrepreneurs navigate the inevitable challenges of growing ideas into enterprises. Our team is committed to a relationship with founders based on trust, transparency and respect.
Currently, Mike serves as a Non-Executive Director of Kalaari Capital Management. At Kalaari, Mike provides financial and operational oversight for the Fund and reviews the investment proposals as selected and proposed by the Kalaari Team. Mike received a BS degree in Accounting from California State University, East Bay, was certified as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and served as a Finance Commissioner for the City of Belmont.
Rich served as General Counsel at two software companies that went public, Micro Focus and Visigenic. He gained extensive sales and business development experience as Vice President of Business Development at Visigenic, RightWorks, i2 Technologies and Certus Software (where he was also General Counsel). He was the Founder, President and a member of the Board of Configurex, a venture-funded software company, and was Director of OEM/VAR Sales at Borland. Rich holds a BA in Computer Science and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a JD from Hastings College of the Law and is a member of the California Bar.
Abdool Fareed Soreefan
Yashwant Kumar Beeharee
Yashwant previously worked on ISAE3402 certification for Type I and II Audit for IFS and is now involved in coordination of implementation of FATCA for IFS clients. He holds directorships on several companies administered by IFS. Yashwant is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Mauritius and also holds a MBA (Finance) with Distinction from the same university.
Thirumagen (Pazani) Vaitilingon
Pazani has been with IFS for nearly 8 years and has developed in depth knowledge of the financial services sector coupled with practical know-how on the operating, regulatory and compliance aspects for global business entities. Pazani heads a team of 7 persons and oversees a diversified portfolio of over 50 financial and non-financial services entities (including closed-end funds and investment holding companies). He is also involved in fund structuring and set-ups and has been exposed to main areas of the industry including legal, tax, accounting, administration and corporate secretarial fields. He sits on the Board of a number of global business companies.