FocusPoint Announces Appointment of Senior Managing Director- Gaurang Vyas
FocusPoint Private Capital Group (“FocusPoint”) announced the appointment of Gaurang Vyas as Senior Managing Director. Based in New York, Mr. Vyas will be responsible for enhancing the Firm’s operations, diversifying its growth initiatives, and expanding its manager seeding business. Additionally, he will act as a strategic advisor to the firm’s primary capital placement business.
In addition to being appointed as the Managing Director of FocusPoint, Mr. Vyas will also be employed by LANDC Investment LLC (“LANDC”), the parent company of FocusPoint, and has been named Chief Operating Officer of LANDC where he will direct the launch of an asset-based lending platform.
Prior to joining FocusPoint and LANDC, Mr. Vyas was a Managing Director of Enhanced Capital, a New York-based private investment firm. At Enhanced Capital, he 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 $1bn+ 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 policies and portfolios across traditional and alternative investments.
David Conrod, Chief Executive Officer of FocusPoint added, “As FocusPoint continues to build our value- add services to General Partners and differentiated offerings to investors, Gaurang’s addition to our team further expands our capabilities. Gaurang’s experience as an investment professional with a substantial experience in a variety of credit and income-related strategies will dramatically improve our sourcing and diligence competencies. Along with strengthening our core business, Gaurang will play a key role in developing and implementing our growth strategy.”
Mr. Vyas commented, “FocusPoint’s leadership has developed a differentiated capital placement platform, bringing unique, high quality institutional managers to market. We look to build upon this by sourcing, seeding, and developing a series of private investment platforms. FocusPoint’s expertise in raising first and second-time funds coupled with institutional investors’ interest in new talent would allow our partners to succeed on our platform.”
Mr. Vyas graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan.