Ken has spent close to 30 years in international finance, starting in Merrill Lynch Tokyo. After working there for 11years, he started his own company focusing on M&A. After gaining experience in the M&A field, he was recruited to join an investment fund focusing on corporate investments. He spent time as a Senor MD at a US PE firm before returning to his roots in M&A as Senior MD of Global MA Partners, a middle class target boutique M&A advisory firm. Ken has worked with firms in the automotive parts space. Ken has been working with Gotairiku Partners since January 2010.
Mr. Colín has 30 years of experience in finance and planning. He has held senior positions at Grupo Financiero Banorte, the fourth largest financial group in Mexico and previously served as Managing Director on Staff Financiero consulting firm. Jorge was also head of the financial planning department in Banpaís Bank. Mr. Colín holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, both from Tecnologico de Monterrey, and also graduated from Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección-Harvard in the Senior Management program.
Darshan Rathod is based out of India and specializes in lead advisory and asset management. He also helps develop and manage the firm’s relationships with various players in the investor-entrepreneur ecosystem. Darshan has a passion for numbers and a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Following his father’s footsteps, he began his career as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a masters degree in Commerce from the University of Pune and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, both of which were accorded with distinction. Darshan is also an alumni of XLRI Jamshedpur, where he did his MBA in Finance. He was honored with the OP Jindal Management Scholarship at XLRI Jamshedpur. At XLRI, Darshan co-founded a social entrepreneurship venture Parichay with three of his batchmates, focused on promotion & sale of handicrafts in India – Parichay was the first venture funded by the XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust. Darshan also led the Young Indians Chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII-Yi) at XLRI and was a founding member of the Committee for Consulting and Entrepreneurship at XLRI. He is currently a member of the Pune Chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE). Darshan had earlier garnered diverse experience during his stints at RREEF (Deutsche Bank Real Estate Private Equity), Ernst & Young (E&Y) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Bob is a leading China M&A advisor with over 20 years of China experience and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Bob was head of China M&A for the global investment banking division of HSBC. Previously, Bob worked as a senior banker at CICC, China’s top local investment bank and a joint venture of Morgan Stanley, and played a key role in building CICC’s M&A practice. He has led a wide range of acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, JVs, IPOs and restructurings across many industries. Before his investment banking career, Bob practiced corporate and international trade law in Washington, DC and New York and holds J.D. and M.S.F.S degrees from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Karl brings 20 years of M&A experience to Woodbridge International. He has acted as an advisor to sellers and buyers across various business sectors and has completed many successful transactions in Germany and cross border. Karl has worked on numerous M&A mandates in distribution, manufacturing, chemistry and business services, and he continues to assist business owners and buyers through the process of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in the lower middle-market. Earlier in his career, Karl was CEO at a plastics and metal working company with international activities, where he spent over fifteen years in a variety of key management roles. He also was nominated in several supervisory and advisory boards in manufacturing and services industries. Karl graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann in Business Administration at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Based in São Paulo, David began his career working for a financial boutique in London and later moved to Banco Real de Investimento (Banco Real Group) where he was responsible for structuring over $1 billion in debt transactions. He then joined Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance and worked on M&A, financial advisory and privatization assignments. He later worked for RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) where he was responsible for originating and structuring Management Buyouts and Buy-ins, corporate acquisitions, development finance, and other leveraged transactions. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration (Hons) degree and an MBA from the University of Bath in the U.K.
Margarita brings more than 15 years of experience leading investment banking department in several brokerage firms, where she has closed important transactions for several clients. She has a wide experience in international fund raising for Colombian clients. Margarita holds an Economics Degree from Universidad Javeriana.