David Conrod
Chief Executive Officer

David Conrod is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FocusPoint and LandC Investment, LLC.  Mr. Conrod is a veteran private fund placement executive, with more than 25 years’ experience fundraising and building profitable new financial services businesses.  Prior to launching FocusPoint in 2010, Mr. Conrod was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC, where he led the firm’s institutional distribution initiatives globally.  Mr. Conrod joined Guggenheim at the firm’s inception in 2000 and for over a decade played a key role in the sourcing, diligence, and growth of six distinct Guggenheim-sponsored asset management entities.  Collectively, these businesses raised $6 billion of limited partnership commitments.  During his Guggenheim tenure, Mr. Conrod also established the firm’s Private Fund Group and successfully obtained over $7 billion of fund allocations for general partnerships external to the firm.  From 1992-1999, Mr. Conrod was Director of Sales and Marketing at HSBC Asset (Americas), Inc., where he was responsible for distributing the bank’s private equity vehicles in Asia and Europe.  Mr. Conrod earned an A.B. from Kenyon College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business.  Mr. Conrod serves on the Board of Directors of Rise Line Business Credit.

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Robert Mortimer
Managing Principal

Robert Mortimer is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FocusPoint. Mr. Mortimer is a tenured investment banker, with over 20 years’ experience raising equity and debt for a variety of fund and transaction structures. Throughout his career he has specialized in understanding the specific needs of family office and insurance investors, maintaining relationships within these segments across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. At FocusPoint, Mr. Mortimer initiated and leads coverage of non-traditional limited partners, earning the firm its reputation for success in obtaining capital commitments from allocators not broadly known to the placement agent community. Prior to co-founding FocusPoint, Mr. Mortimer was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC from 2000 to 2010 and a principal contributor to the build-out and success of its Private Fund Placement group. Mr. Mortimer attended New York University as well as the Venture Capital Executive Program Certificate from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

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Gaurang Vyas
Senior Advisor

Gaurang Vyas is a Senior Advisor to FocusPoint. He has previously served as a Senior Managing Director of FocusPoint and 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, 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 $1 billion + family office in New York where he 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. Prior to joining the family office, he covered specialty finance companies in the financial institutional group at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Vyas had held positions as an 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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Rashi Dhir
Outside Counsel

Rashi Dhir is a Senior Legal Consultant to FocusPoint. Mr. Dhir has close to three decades of corporate and international transactional experience. He brings a unique blend of business thinking and strategy to structuring, negotiating and closing complex commercial and corporate transactions. Mr. Dhir advises multi-national companies, including, a number of Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and business houses globally and in India in areas pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, asset management (private equity funds and hedge funds), project financing, corporate restructuring, structured investments, securitization, structured finance, capital markets and general corporate matters. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Dhir was Managing Director and General Counsel at Guggenheim Advisors, LLC where he worked with David Conrod. Prior to Guggenheim Advisors, LLC, he was senior member of the corporate finance and structured finance team at Clifford Chance US LLP. Mr. Dhir graduated from Delhi University and received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

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