Mimo Ousseimi

Mimo Ousseimi has over 30 years of private equity, venture capital, investment banking, and asset management experience. He is Chairman of Gefinor Limited, a Bermuda investment company, active in real estate and private equity; and CEO of Gefinor Capital International Limited a private equity and venture capital investment firm.  Mimo was previously an investment banker with Bank of America (Merrill Lynch), Goldman Sachs, and an analyst at State Street Research and Management Company. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BA from UC Berkeley.  He currently serves on the board of Knoa Software Inc., SciAps Inc., SocialFlow Inc., and Stablehouse Limited; and he is board observer of Anokiwave Inc., Rheonix Inc., Peernova Inc., and Calient Technologies Inc.

Reza Akhavan
Mr. Akhavan has over 29 years of experience in Alternative Asset Management and Capital Markets. Prior to cofounding Gefinor Capital he was a Partner at Cheyne Capital and before that was an Executive Director of Credit Suisse and DLJ. He graduated from UC Berkeley and started his career at Morgan Stanley. He is based in Europe.
Adel Azmeh
Partner - wealth Management and family office services (Geneva)
Mr. Azmeh has over 28 years of investment experience.  Prior to forming Gefinor Capital SA, he joined Lloyds Bank in 1989 where he held jobs as a financial analyst and was fund manager of both equity and bond funds.  From 2006 till 2013 he was Head of Research and Asset Management at the Private Bank.  He set up a more disciplined approach to discretionary portfolios by implementing risk profiles linked to strategic asset allocations.  In his last role he managed a team of 15 analysts and portfolio managers for a total of CHF 3 billion of client assets.  Adel has a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Geneva and a CFA.
Andre Bernath
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bernath has over 30 years of experience as CFO in managing finance operations and in corporate finance services. Mr. Bernath joined the Geneva office of the Gefinor Group in 2003. Prior to Gefinor he spent his professional career as CFO in Zurich at Holcim SA, a Swiss leading industrial group, and as CFO in subsidiaries in Russia and in Argentina of an international commodity trading company.

Mr. Bernath, graduated from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland with a degree in Business and graduated from the University of Geneva, Switzerland with a degree in Administration.
William Beckett
Partner – Private Equity

Mr. Beckett has over 30 years of professional experience in corporate finance, private equity and venture capital. He has also developed direct operating experience serving as Chief Executive Officer of a Gefinor portfolio company. Prior to joining Gefinor Group's U.S. private equity subsidiary, Mr. Beckett worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. in the firm's investment banking division. His experience spans corporate finance advisory work to Fortune 1000 industrial companies and middle market manufacturing companies, as well as investments in leveraged buyouts and early stage technology start-ups.

Mr. Beckett received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and graduated from Williams College with a BA in Economics.

Chris Davis
Partner – Private Equity

Mr. Davis has over 20 years of professional experience in the investment banking, private equity and venture capital industries. He began his career as a systems analyst in the Zurich and Singapore offices of Credit Suisse First Boston working on the development, implementation and maintenance of global accounting, credit risk management and trade settlement information systems. Mr. Davis then transitioned into a financial advisory roll serving in the High Yield Origination Group of TD Securities’ New York office where he worked on various leveraged finance transactions in the energy, auto parts, media and paper sectors. Since March 2003, Mr. Davis has been investing in innovative technology companies through the venture capital and private equity operations of the Gefinor Group.  Mr. Davis received his MBA in the Financial Engineering track of the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. and Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Information Systems from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

Robert Porell
Principal - Private Equity

Mr. Porell has over 30 years of accounting and financial management experience. He joined Gefinor Group's U.S.private equity subsidiary in 1995 and headed the financial and operational turnaround of Alexander Doll Company, Inc. as CFO and CEO. Prior to joining Gefinor, he served as Manager in the Business Assurance practice of Coopers & Lybrand, advising both large multinational and middle market clients, predominately in manufacturing industries.

He is a Certified Public Accountant, received his M.S. in Accounting from New York University, and graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Economics. He is currently board observer of Anokiwave Inc., Rheonix Inc., Peernova Inc., and Calient Technologies Inc.