Gaurang Vyas is responsible for enhancing operations, diversifying growth initiatives, and expanding our manager seeding business. Additionally, he acts as a strategic advisory to the firm’s capital placement business. Mr. Vyas is also Chief Operating Officer of our parent company, LANDC Investment, LLC. Prior to joining FocusPoint and LANDC, Mr. Vyas was a Managing Director at Enhanced Capital, a private investment firm. At Enhanced, Mr. Vyas sourced and evaluated investment opportunities in specialty finance with a focus on commercial finance. Prior to joining Enhanced, Mr. Vyas was Co-Chief Investment Officer and Partner at a $1 billion + family office in New York where he was a member of the initial team and played a key role in developing the firm’s investment program across a broad range of asset classes. Mr. Vyas led investments in traditional and alternative assets across credit and equity strategies, co-investment, and directs. Before joining the family office, Mr. Vyas held positions in the financial institutional group at UBS Investment Bank and in software engineering and consulting firms. Mr. Vyas holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Akrati Agarwal is a member of the Project Management team where she is responsible for various deal management activities associated with the group’s mandates including due diligence and preparation of marketing and transaction management materials. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Ms. Agarwal was an Investment Banking Associate in UBS’s Financial Institution Group where she advised clients on various M&A and debt advisory transactions. Previously, Ms. Agarwal was a Consultant at Capgemini in the Capital Markets Group, managing large engagements across multiple geographies. Ms. Agarwal is a Series 79 and 63 registered person with FocusPoint Private Capital Group, which is a member of FINRA and a securities broker-dealer in the United States. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Duke University.
Steven Curtis is a member of the Project Management team where he is responsible for deal management activities associated with the group’s mandates including due diligence and preparation of marketing and transaction materials. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Mr. Curtis was an Investment Banking Analyst in Lazard’s Middle Market Group where he advised clients on various M&A transactions. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Drexel University.
Catherina Marku works closely with the Distribution and Project Management team where she provides support with sales data analysis. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Catherina was a Financial Analysis Intern responsible for researching potential investment opportunities based on market and competitor analysis. She holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Fordham University.