Leadership
Our team consists of top-tier leaders and private equity professionals. We pride ourselves in our ability to act quickly, our efficiency and commitment to follow-through. Each member brings a unique skill set to our firm and is essential to our overall success.
Naeem Arastu / Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Naeem Arastu helps lead M&A and is responsible for negotiating and executing acquisitions and divestitures at Skyview Capital.  Mr. Arastu joined Skyview in 2021 and serves on Skyview Capital’s Investment Committee.

Mr. Arastu has over 15 years of experience evaluating and executing special situations private equity and distressed for control investments spanning a variety of sectors including consumer, technology, industrials, healthcare and business services.  Prior to joining Skyview Capital, Mr. Arastu was a Managing Director at Solace Capital Partners where he was responsible for sourcing, executing, negotiating and overseeing investments.  Prior to Solace Capital Partners, Mr. Arastu was a Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management where he evaluated and executed a variety of special situations private equity and distressed for control transactions.  Prior to Oaktree, Mr. Arastu worked in the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse focusing on leveraged finance.

Mr. Arastu earned his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Alex Soltani

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Darryl Smith

President, Global Portfolio Operations

Darren Loos

Senior VP of Finance, Global Controller

Jim Hall

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Jeffrey White

Managing Director, Business Development

Shrikar Kasturi

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Jared Cohen

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Dean Estrada

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Rick Bigelow

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Manel Sweetmore

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Matt Thompson

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Ross Ely

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Angela Elder

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Jeffrey Luft

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations Finance

Krishna Viswanadham

Vice President, Technology

Baudelio Bueno

Vice President, Business Development

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