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.
Alex Soltani / Founder, Chairman & CEO

Alex Soltani founded Skyview Capital in 2005 and is Chairman of the firm’s executive and investment committees. He is a serial entrepreneur and started his first business when still a student at UCLA. Mr. Soltani brings extensive operational experience to his work in private equity. His strong business acumen and prescient investment instincts have led to successful acquisitions across a number of different industries. In 2014, the LA Business Journal declared Mr. Soltani one of the most influential private equity investors in Los Angeles County. Mr. Soltani is actively involved with every aspect of the transaction life cycle and plays a significant role in all of Skyview Capital’s investments.

Prior to the formal establishment of Skyview Capital in 2005, Mr. Soltani worked at Platinum Equity, a multi-billion dollar Los Angeles-headquartered private equity firm specializing in corporate divestitures, public-to-private transactions and private sales. Skyview Capital was the first of a number of private equity firms created by former Platinum executives. Prior to joining Platinum, Mr. Soltani established and operated All Digital Communications, a nationwide B2B wireless telecommunications firm where he forged long-term alliances with the largest national wireless carriers.

Mr. Soltani serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for all current Skyview Capital portfolio companies. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sourceone Wireless Group, and Collins Enterprise Solutions. Mr. Soltani also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fastech Integrated Solutions, PAS Technologies, TRM Copy Centers, and Amvest Financial Group.

Mr. Soltani holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a sought-after guest speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, mergers & acquisitions and corporate divestitures at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and at financial conferences.

Darryl Smith

Managing Director, 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

Naeem Arastu

Managing Director, President

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

Senior Vice President, Business Development

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