Mr. V.P. Rajesh, CFA, is the Managing Partner of VGSA Investment Partners, LLC a San Francisco-based investment advisory company since October 2007. VGSA advisesits clients on investments in the US capital markets. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rajesh was a senior M&A banker with Thomas Weisel Partners (TWP), a San Francisco-based investment bank focused on the growth sectors of the US economy. Before joining TWP, he was a Principal and Head of Piper Jaffray’s M&A practice in the Internet sector. Between 2000 and 2003, Mr.Rajesh was Vice President in the technology M&A group at Deutsche Bank in San Francisco. He started his investment banking career in 1997 as a generalist in the M&A group of JP Morgan Chase in New York. During his tenure at Chase, he worked on transactions in a variety of industries including healthcare, media, telecom, financials, real estate and chemicals. Mr. Rajesh has completed transactions worth over $27 billion in deal value during his investment banking career spanning over 10 years in the US.
Before attending business school, Mr. Rajesh worked at Feedback Ventures in New Delhi and Citicorp Overseas Software Limited in Mumbai. Mr. Rajesh received his B.E. degree from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India with honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He completed his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with distinction and financed his education through merit scholarships from the business school and ITC Limited, a publicly traded Indian diversified company.