Sheldon Karras is the Chief Executive Officer of Fordham Capital Partners and founded Fordham Financial Services, Inc., the predecessor company to Fordham Capital Partners, in 2001. He began his career in commercial finance with Walter E. Heller and Company and later acquired the Vertiflex Company, a manufacturer of office products and furniture which was sold in 2000. Karras received his BA from the University of Illinois and attended the University of Illinois College of Law.
Michael Karras is the Executive Vice President of Fordham Capital Partners. Karras is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and the Turnaround Management Association. He received a BA in political science from Ithaca College. Prior to joining Fordham Capital Partners, he was a Sales Manager at Bretford until 2005, and a National Sales manager at Vertiflex until 2001.
Mark Stetson is the Executive Vice President Fordham Capital Partners. He was previously Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for First Bank of Highland Park and Senior Vice President/Regional Market Manager for Fifth Third Bank. He received a BS in marketing from Illinois State University. Prior to joining Fordham, he was a Senior Vice President at First Bank of Highland Park until 2018. Prior to that Stetson was a Regional Market Manager at Middle Market Banking Group until 2016.
Greg Wright was the former Chief Executive at ThinkEquity, a Division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc. Wright is a Global investment banker, entrepreneur, and investor. He is currently the President and Head of Banking and Advisory of Zanbato, Inc., which designed and developed ZX, a trading platform for private securities. Wright previously was the managing director at Weild & Co., Inc. From 1999-2003, he was the Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance for Europe, the Middle East. and Africa. He graduated from Princeton University (BA).
Ashok Kumar is the Head of Equity Research at Think Equity. Kumar joined ThinkEquity in 2018. He held senior research positions at Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC, Aegis Capital Corp., Rodman & Renshaw, LLC and Maxim Group, LLC. Mr. Kumar also held senior analyst positions at Raymond James, Piper Jaffray, and Prudential Securities. Prior to his career in research, he worked in engineering and marketing at Intel Corporation. Mr. Kumar received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ramnarain “Joseph” Jaigobind is the Chief Executive Officer at Think Equity. Jaigobind started his career at Shearson Lehman Brothers in the Private Client Group and was most recently Head of Global Equity Capital Markets at Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC., Aegis Capital Corp. and Rodman & Renshaw. He served as Senior Vice President with Investec Ernst and was an Executive Managing Director at Maxim Group. Jaigobind was a Chairman’s Circle Member of the US-India Business Council and was a Director of the Board of the US-Pakistan Business Council.
Eric Lord is the Head of Investment Banking at Think Equity. He began his career as an investment analyst for a registered investment advisory firm in Boston. Lord was also Vice President of Equity Capital Markets at Maxim Group LLC. Following Maxim, he joined Rodman & Renshaw, LLC as Senior Vice President of Global Equity Capital Markets. Lord was Senior Vice President at Aegis Capital Corp. and a founding member of the firm’s Global Equity Capital Markets department. Most recently, Mr. Lord was Head of Investment Banking at Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC Mr. Lord is a Series 7 licensed Registered Representative, Series 24 licensed General Securities Principal and passed the CFA Level 1 exam. Mr. Lord holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Richmond.
Nelson Baquet is the Managing Director, Institutional Sales of Think Equity. Prior to joining ThinkEquity, Baquet served as Sr. Vice President and was a founding member of the Global Equity Capital Markets sales team at Aegis Capital Corp and Joseph Gunnar & Co. Mr. Baquet began his career as a financial advisor at Fordham Financial Management, Inc. working with high net-worth clients. Mr. Baquet is a Series 7 and Series 63 licensed Registered Representative and a Series 24 licensed General Securities Principal. Mr. Baquet received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Central Florida.
Chirag Choudhary is the Head of Equity Capital Markets & Institutional Sales at Think Equity. Chirag’s career on Wall Street spans over 17 years when he started at Merrill Lynch & Co. in the Private Client Group. Following Merrill Lynch, he worked for Investec Ernst & Co., and after that as partner and Senior Vice President at Maxim Group, LLC. After Maxim, Choudhary was Senior Vice President at Rodman & Renshaw, LLC. Most recently he worked for Aegis Capital & Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC as Head of Institutional Sales. Choudhary received a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Hawaii Pacific University and a degree in Commerce (Hons.) (Finance and Tax Planning) from University of Delhi. He was a member of Chairman’s Circle of U.S-India Chamber of Commerce (NY chapter).