Team

Gurpreet S. Chandhoke Stephen F. Shea Rudolph A. Galera
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer Managing Partner Chief Operating Officer & Partner
 

Gurpreet S. Chandhoke | Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Gurpreet Chandhoke is a Managing Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of VII Peaks Capital. Prior to VII Peaks, Mr. Chandhoke was a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Bank’s Technology Investment Banking Group. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Chandhoke worked at UBS Investment Bank’s Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Chandhoke has nearly six years of investment banking experience during which he led several different types of debt issuance and restructuring discussions and transactions with technology companies and financial sponsors. Mr. Chandhoke has also participated in a wide range of corporate finance and M&A transactions in the Internet, Enterprise Software, Enterprise Infrastructure and Communications Technology sectors. Mr. Chandhoke has been involved in issuing nearly $20 billion of corporate debt and has worked on over $40 billion of corporate finance and M&A transactions.

 

Mr. Chandhoke holds a MSEE and MSME from the University of Minnesota, a BE in Electrical Engineering from the Government College of Engg, University of Pune, India. He also holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chandhoke was chosen as a J.N. Tata Scholar to pursue his graduate studies in the United States.

 

Stephen F. Shea | Managing Partner

Stephen Shea is a Managing Partner of VII Peaks Capital. Prior to VII Peaks, Mr. Shea worked as a consultant with investment banking and venture/private equity teams and helped registered investment advisers integrate and build out offerings into distribution channels with his long standing connections at Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, TD Ameritrade and other wire houses. Mr. Shea also advised hedge funds on new seeding opportunities in the commodities/futures space. Prior to his consulting work, Mr. Shea was Vice President of Institutional Sales RIA Team for Fidelity Investments in San Francisco, spending the majority of his time as a director of sales for Institutional Investment Managers, RIA wealth management teams and banks and trust companies. In addition, Mr. Shea was responsible for the signing, business development and retention of SEC registered RIA relationships over $250 million in San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to working for Fidelity Investments, Mr. Shea worked for Wentworth, Hauser and Violich Investment Counsel. At Wentworth, Mr. Shea was a member of Stock Selection and Investment Policy committees. He co-developed an open architecture WRAP, Sub-Advised, RIA platform and signed 16 Sub-Advised agreements raising $4 billion. Before that, Mr. Shea worked at Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown, working with the largest retail team on the West Coast. At Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown, Mr. Shea acted as a lead broker for many of the top technology executives.

 

Mr. Shea holds a BS in Business and Finance from St. Mary’s College in California.

 

Rudolph A. Galera | Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Rudy Galera serves as the Chief Operating Officer of VII Peaks Capital. Prior to joining VII Peaks, Mr. Galera was the Chief Administrative Officer of Harris myCFO, LLC (CTC Consulting/ Harris myCFO) where he lead the various divisions that made up their investment platform for 9 plus years; this group managed and advised $40 billion dollars of client assets focusing on all aspects of multi- family office services. He was also Head of Trading for the IMC Group at Montgomery Securities back in the mid 1990s. He is a results-oriented, decisive leader, with proven success in RIA platform management and strategic initiative utilizing open architecture custodial platforms and SMA investment management. This expertise is complemented with nearly 20 years of financial service industry experience specializing in restricted stock sales, discretionary portfolio management, venture capital distribution management and hedging strategies for affluent families, executives and closely held businesses. His specialties include the management of investment management consulting platforms, open architectural design and workflow efficiency analysis, construction and general C-level executive management with heavy influence on current RIA/SEC regulations and fund administration.

 

Mr. Galera has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Pacific. He has served as an advisory board member on several notable custody banking institutions over the years. Rudy enjoys all water sports that involve waves, tennis, bocce ball and most importantly spending time with his wife and four children.


 
 

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