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.
Shrikar Kasturi / Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Shrikar Kasturi directs Mergers and Acquisitions and has over 20 years of experience in creating value through strategy formulation and execution. He leads the execution of new deals with a focus on technology, infrastructure software, cybersecurity, and business services sectors. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and provides strategic advisory to the firms existing portfolio companies with organic and inorganic growth initiatives.

Before taking up the role at Skyview in 2015, he held senior management roles at Nokia Siemens,Nortel Networks, JDSU and TCSwhere he led Business Development, Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions functions with a focus on growth and expansion with new customers and markets. At Nokia Siemens, he was instrumental in the acquisition of Motorola Networks and establishing strategic partnerships with handset manufacturers. At Nortel Networks where he served for more than 12 years, he led a variety of assignments including expansion of the wireless business unit across Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America regions.

Shrikar has an M.B.A and M.S. from University of Texas at Dallas.  He also has a Master’s in Social Sciences and a B.S. in Mathematics from M.S. University in India. He is based in Dallas and married with two sons. His hobbies include playing tennis, hiking, and traveling.

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

Jared Cohen

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Naeem Arastu

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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