Our People


Selvan Rajan

CEO

A technologist entrepreneur who is always thinking how to bring technology to people to make them more powerful and resourceful than they are. He worked for BEA Systems, Accenture, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, Capital One, sony, Google, and Uber.

He received EMBA from TRIUM EMBA and has MS in Math and BS in Math, Physics, Statistics & CS from Bharathidasan University and Madras University respectively.


Leticia Garcia

VP Release Management & QA

Executive leader with diverse experience in corporate strategy, operations, change management, global software implementations, human resource management, finance, and marketing.

Has EMBA from TRIUM EMBA program jointly offered by London School of Economics, New York University Stern and HEC Paris. She went to Santa Clara University


Venkat Alagarsamy

VP Engineering

Over 28+ years of experience in Building Software. More than 4+ years of experience in delivering Mobile Applications on multiple platforms. Architectural Experience in Cross Platform Mobile Applications and highly scalable backend software Architected and built many products in Mobile Technology in domains such as Sales Field Force, FMCG, Utility, Finance, Insurance etc. Delivered and serviced more than few dozen multinational customers in the last five years. This includes customers in USA, Australia, UK, Middle East, South Africa etc. Conceptualized and architected Mobility Application Development Framework.

He has Post Diploma in Computer Engineering from Thiagaraja Polytechnic College of Anna University, Chennai, India



Farhan Naqvi

Managing Director Investments

Experienced venture capitalist


Adam Hoffman

Managing Director Investments

Adam Hoffman joined SmartMoney in 2020. He is a member of SmartMoney's Executive Management.

Prior to joining SmartMoney, Mr. Hoffman was the CCO/CIO of his own investment advisory firm.

Before founding his own firm, he spent 8 years at the Vanguard group most notably serving as a senior fixed income trader.

Mr. Hoffman holds a BS in Economics from Duke University. He is also a CFA and CAIA charterholder.


Arturo Neto

Managing Director Investments

Arturo has over 25 years of experience in financial services in a variety of different roles. After receiving a Master of Science in finance, he began his career as a financial analyst with American Express Latam. Over the years, Arturo has worked as the chief investment officer of OakRun Capital, investment strategist for HSBC Private Banking, and Senior Investment Strategist at EFG Capital International Corp, where he co-founded the Investment Strategy Group and led the firm?s private placement due diligence efforts.

He obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from Florida International University, an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor.



Varsha Jain

Manager Investments & Analysis

Varsha has extensive experience in financial and valuation analysis. She worked at Amazon as a Senior Financial Operations Analyst at their Global Financial Operations division. She was responsible for vendor financial management.

Varsha has Masters in Investment and Financial Analysis, Investments and Securities and Chartered Financial Analyst, Financial Analysis from ICFAI. She also has an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar. She did her Bachelors in Commerce from Berhampur University,


Archana Mavila

Software Engineer

Experiences software engineer


Prathiba Swamykannu

Software Engineer Intern

A full-stack engineer.



Rohini Krishnaraj

Software Engineer Intern

A full-stack engineer


Manan Rawal

Investor/Advisor

Manan Rawal is the head of US model risk management at HSBC where he oversees a team responsible for prudent deployment of models covering pricing / valuation / credit loss forecasting / financial crime monitoring. He has spent the past 11 years in various risk management roles at HSBC and also spent time in institutional asset management prior to joining the bank.
Manan has a B.S. from the Wharton School, M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and an executive MBA from the Trium program.


Angelo Noronha

Investor/Advisor

Angelo is the President EMEA of Allianace Tire Europe, a group company of Yokohama Tires Corp. Previously, he was a General Manager of AMW Motors, India. Prior to that he was with Mahindra & Mahindra, & Tata Motors.
He has EMBA from TRIUM program with PGDM from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and BS in Chemistry from Bombay University.



Paul Vezolles

Investor/Advisor

Paul is President of Chatham Park Development, a developer of urban residential and mixed-use real estate projects, emerging market renewable energy projects, and social impact projects. He is an investor with more that thirty years experience in equity research and portfolio management, including 20 years at the helm of the WEDGE Mid Cap Value fund, from its 1995 launch through growth to over $4 billion in assets under management.
He received Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Oxford University, EMBA from TRIUM EMBA, and has BS in Economics from Indiana University-Purdue University


Olatowun Candide-Johnson

Investor/Advisor

Olatowun Candide-Johnson is a Nigerian lawyer and entrepreneur who specialized in Oil and Gas law and Governance for multinational companies, and has several years of experience in senior management roles within the Total Group in Nigeria and in France. She is the Founder and CEO of GAIA Women Club, a business & social Club in Lagos, Nigeria for Women Leaders.

Olatowun earned an MBA from the TRIUM Global Executive MBA program in 2016. The TRIUM Global Executive MBA is a joint award from the LSE, NYU Stern and HEC Paris.


Jason LaMacchia

Portfolio Advisor

Versatile and accomplished veteran financial services leader with a successful track-record of managing client service & partner relationships, people and teams, and initiatives related to investment product development & management, investment operations and technology.

Has EMBA from TRIUM EMBA program jointly offered by London School of Economics, New York University Stern and HEC Paris.



Clare Hammond

Managing Director Investments

Clare, who is from UK, is the Managing Director for Darrach Limited and Lotus Global Consultancy Limited, which specializes in China/Global business alliances and initiatives. She was the CEO of Richmond Park Partners China, who focused in private equity and M&A. Held various positions at HSBC. She earned her EMBA from Trium program and her MA in Mandarin and French from the University of Edinburgh.