Lauren Schmidt

Lauren Schmidt is an Associate at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Lauren was an Associate at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, where she focused on growth investments in North American enterprise technology companies.

Lauren graduated from Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance and Applied Math.

Anant Goel

Anant is a Senior Analyst at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Anant was an Associate at Everstone Capital, where he focused on investments within healthcare and consumer sectors in India. Previously, Anant was an investment analyst with CX Partners, a mid-market Indian private equity fund.

Anant earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology and a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

Raj Patel

Raj Patel is an Associate at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Raj was an Associate at Court Square Capital, a middle market private equity fund, where he focused on investments within healthcare IT and telecommunications. Previously, Raj was an investment banker focused on mergers & acquisitions at Deutsche Bank.

Raj graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration.

George Jian

George Jian is an Associate at Riverwood Capital.  Prior to joining Riverwood, George was a Senior Associate at University Ventures, a venture capital and private equity fund, where he focused on investments in education technology.  Previously, George was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

George graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Philosophy.

Ricardo Korall

Ricardo Korall is an Associate at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Ricardo was an Associate at BR Partners, where he focused on growth investments in the TMT and Consumer sectors in Brazil.

Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

John Yang

John Yang is an Associate at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, John was an Associate at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a middle market growth equity fund, where he focused on investments in sustainability and wellness sectors. Previously, John was an investment banker focused on mergers & acquisitions across technology and consumer sectors at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

John graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics with Distinction.

Federico Storani

Federico Storani is an Executive Director for Latin America Telecom and Infrastructure Technology with Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Federico was a Managing Director / Head of Latin America Telecommunications, Media and Technology Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets based in New York.

While at Citigroup for 14 years, Federico led the execution of M&A, strategic financing and equity transactions in the industry, involving a wide range of private and public companies. Before Citigroup, Federico worked at Onyx Group and Small Enterprise Growth Fund, two private equity firms based in Argentina.

Federico has a B.A. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) and a graduate degree in Finance from Universidad de San Andres in Argentina.

Ramesh Venugopal

Ramesh Venugopal is a Principal at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Ramesh worked at Vista Equity Partners in their operating arm, where he helped drive significant improvements across all aspects of the business, ranging from sales to product, at multiple billion dollar companies. Prior to Vista, Ramesh was partner on the deal team at VantagePoint Capital Partners where he invested in Enterprise Software, Internet, and Energy Innovation. Ramesh also worked at Texas Instruments, where he helped bring many products spanning Digital and Analog technologies to market.

Ramesh has a B.S and M.S in Materials and Geosciences, a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Purdue University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He holds 7 patents.

Felipe Fagundes

Felipe Fagundes is a Senior Associate at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Felipe worked in investment banking at Citi, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions for telecom and media companies in Latin America.

Felipe holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Vizay Kotikalapudi

Vizay Kotikalapudi is a Vice President at Riverwood Capital. Prior to joining Riverwood, Vizay held Product Management and Product Marketing roles in Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group. Prior to Symantec, Vizay worked in Engineering, Sales Engineering and Product Management roles at Trust Digital, a mobile security startup acquired by McAfee.

Vizay earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He also holds a Bachelor of Technology from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University and a MS from Oklahoma State University.