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.
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.
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.