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Vinod Keni

Director/Partner

Peachtree Management Advisors/Aquarian Group LLC

Dynamic, results-oriented Senior Executive, Serial Entrepreneur & Consultant with demonstrated track record of increasing enterprise value, driving growth, reducing costs, improving operations, and successfully creating solutions for complex business problems at early and growth stage companies and multinationals in domestic and global markets.

Utilize keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and successfully growing organizations. Additional areas of expertise include:

• Strategy, Vision & Mission Planning
• Sales & Marketing Leadership; Public Relations
• Profitability & Cost Analysis
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Venture Capital Financing, Fund Raising & Debt
• IPO Experience - NASDAQ • Finance, Budgeting & Cost Management
• Operations Public Relations & Media Affairs
• Policy & Procedure Development
• Corporate & Strategic Partnerships
• Cross-Border & International Expansion
• Investment Management & Fund Raising
Global experience of growing and leading organizations in North America, India and SE Asia. Expertise in working across diverse sectors in venture funds, early, growth and large organizations. Extensive experience with technology, healthcare, services, manufacturing, outsourcing and VC/PE sectors.

Deep experience in fund raising, structuring investments, legal & financial due diligence and investor relations. IPO experience – have led two companies through NASDAQ listed offerings. Experienced turn-around professional with a focus on bottom line savings and top line growth. Active venture angel. Member – Indian Angel Network, India’s largest invitation-only angel group. Global Charter Member – TiE. Cofounder & Director, Emeritus - Atlanta HiTech CEO Council. Contributor to financial and business journals on entrepreneurship, operations, investments, cross-border transactions and small business issues. Frequent speaker and panelist at conferences & seminars.

Excellent communication and presentation skills. Team builder and motivator with exceptional organizational capabilities and problem solving skills. Excellent people skills with ability to transcend barriers. Commended as an out-of-the box thinker, change agent and hands-on manager with keen expertise in leading, motivating, and coordinating teams. Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

CFO, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, M&A, CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS, OPERATIONS, STRATEGY, INDIA, SINGAPORE, CHINA, ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, IFRS, INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, OUTSOURCING, BPO, KPO, PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL, ANGEL INVESTING

 

Experience

CFO & Operating Partner : Aavishkaar Venture Management Services - [2011-06 to 2013-11]
• As CFO, co-lead fundraising for AVII (US$ 100 mn) and AGII (US$ 30 mn) • Led launch of South/South East Asia Fund – prepared pitch document, PPM, fund model and have initiated discussions with anchor LP • Structuring the fund in Mauritius and negotiating shareholder, advisory agreements and side letters with LPs • Financial plans and corporate governance, as well as investor reporting and relations • Evaluation of investments, provide feedback on potential investments • Structuring of investments, coordinate due diligence and legal documentation • Portfolio company management and working with management teams on financial management, operations and recruitment • Advisory company financial management, budgeting and HR management.

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Partner : Aquarian Group/Aquarian Management Ser - [2009-06 to Current]
Offering CxO, Virtual & Executive Interim Management Services, Strategic & Operational Management Consulting, Offshore Advisory Services & M&A Advisory Services. Clients include venture capital/private equity funds, early and growth stage companies, midsized companies, Fortune 500 US & European companies operating in India and entrepreneurs.

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Partner : Peachtree Capital Partners - [2008-05 to Current]
Early stage venture fund especially interested in investing at the early stages business development, where they can effectively help entrepreneurs realize the potential of their business. Focused on investing in South & South East Asia, GCC & North America. Invest in software product and services, internet applications, mobile & wireless, innovation, healthcare and education. Special interest in social impact opportunities

 

Education

CPA (Inactive), Accounting & Finance : American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - [2000 to 2002]

MS - Finance, Finance : Bentley College - [1994 to 1995]

Chartered Accountant, Accounting & Taxes : The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - [1984 to 1987]