SumZero Team

  • Divya Narendra CEO & Co-founder

    Before founding SumZero, Divya was an Associate at Sowood Capital Management, a $3.5B multi-strategy hedge fund located in Boston, MA. At Sowood, Divya analyzed investment opportunities across the capital structure. Prior to this, he was an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse Securities in NYC. Divya graduated from Harvard College in 2004 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and earned a JD/MBA from Northwestern University.
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  • Aalap Mahadevia Co-founder

    Aalap Mahadevia co-founded SumZero with Divya Narendra in 2008. Aalap is the founder and Investment Officer of Briarwood Capital Partners. Prior to Briarwood, Aalap was a Senior Analyst at Tiger Consumer Management. Previously in his career, he worked in private equity at Leucadia National Corporation and as a junior analyst at Farallon Capital. Aalap is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School.

  • Nicholas Kapur COO

    Nicholas oversees operations for SumZero, and is currently tasked with a number of large-scale projects, including the SumZero Cap Intro platform, site feature builds, and all partner initiatives. He joined SumZero in 2011. A former tech and media equity analyst, Nick more recently oversaw the launch of digital investment products in both the US and abroad prior to SumZero. He attended St. Albans School in Washington, DC and received a BS from Cornell University.
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  • Elizabeth Michiels Senior Vice President, Member Relations

    Elizabeth Michiels has held a range of roles touching the financial services sector – from working at Salomon Smith Barney, to over six years as a recruiter for hedge funds and private equity firms, and most recently, a role in business development working with hedge funds in the asset backed securities space. She attended UC Berkeley for undergrad, and received an MBA from Stanford.
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