Dr. Shirish M. Gupte (Director)

Dr. Gupte has handled projects throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent totaling over USD $500 million. His prior work experience includes Senior Engineer at Oman & Emirates Investment Holding Company SAOG where, among other responsibilities, he spearheaded business plan preparation, project evaluation, debt and equity syndications, strategic and long-range planning and organizational structuring. As Manager of Business Development at Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Dr. Gupte focused on strategic planning and diversification of core business units. Dr. Gupte received his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) and his Masters and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buffalo. He has also completed a post graduate diploma in business administration from the Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning.


Scott C. Matchett (Senior Advisor)

Scott C. Matchett previously worked in structuring and placing private equity transactions at the investment banking firms of Griffin Securities and Duncan Capital. Prior to that Mr. Matchett was employed in Morgan Stanley's Institutional Fixed Income Division in investment grade corporate bond sales and trading. He also has experience in the equity trading department of Charles Schwab Capital Markets. Mr. Matchett has a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University where he played on the varsity football team, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the College of William & Mary. Mr. Matchett holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses, and he is a holder of the CFA designation and a member of the CFA Institute.