team

David Conrod
Chief Executive Officer

David Conrod is Chief Executive Officer of FocusPoint. Prior to founding FocusPoint in 2010, he was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC, as well as Head of the Private Fund Group, the distribution arm of Guggenheim. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Conrod and his team were responsible for raising over $13 billion institutional and private investor capital for Guggenheim Partners, LLC-sponsored and third-party private equity, real estate and hedge fund investment partnerships, representing 11 funds and six distinct strategies/management teams. From 1992 to 2000, he was Director of Sales & Marketing at HSBC Asset Management (Americas), Inc., where he was responsible for raising HSBC’s Asian, Indian and European private equity funds, in addition to a significant separate account business in long-only investment products. Mr. Conrod graduated with an A.B. from Kenyon College and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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Robert Mortimer
Managing Principal

Robert Mortimer is responsible for marketing and raising capital from family offices globally. Prior to joining FocusPoint in 2010, he was a Managing Director in the Private Fund Group at Guggenheim Securities, LLC where he initiated and oversaw joint marketing arrangements with leading Wall Street investment firms. Mr. Mortimer attended New York University and the Venture Capital Program of the Haas Business School at the University of California.

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Gaurang Vyas
Managing Principal

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 and a founder at Enhanced Specialty Finance where he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating specialty finance investment opportunities. Prior to launching ESF, Mr. Vyas was Co-Chief Investment Officer and Partner at a $1+ billion family office, Paragon Outcomes. Mr. Vyas played a key role in developing the firm’s investment program and led investments in asset classes across alternative strategies including investments in consumer and commercial finance.  Prior to joining the family office, Mr. Vyas covered specialty finance companies in the financial institutional group at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to that, he has also held positions as engineer in consulting firms and startups. Mr. Vyas holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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