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.
Winston Lapham is a member of the Project Management team where he supports the research & development of prospective third-party investment partnerships. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Mr. Lapham worked for Clover Maritime SCP, a single-family office based between Monaco, MC and New York, NY, where he helped underwrite the alternative asset investment portfolio. Prior to Clover Maritime SCP, Mr. Lapham worked in a real estate development group for Guggenheim Partners. The real estate group, at the time, was a preferred developer for Starbucks and later Bridgestone / Firestone. Before joining the real estate development group, Mr. Lapham was part of a rotational program within Guggenheim Partners, where he gained exposure to the wealth management group, the high-yield trading group and the merchant banking group. He graduated from New York University.
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.