At Tarsadia Investments, we have carefully built a team of uniquely talented individuals, with analytical and operating skills across multiple industry verticals. Our collaborative environment allows each member of the team to bring forward ideas and perspectives which challenge our hypotheses and improve decision making. In addition to supporting the success of the organization, we aspire to create a casual and collegial atmosphere that allows individuals to achieve professional and personal potential.

GERARD FORSTER, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

FOCUS

Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Governance, Hospitality

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Aimbridge Hospitality, SVP, CIO
Evolution Hospitality, Vice President of IT
Towne and Country Mortgage, SVP of IT

EDUCATION

Whittier College, BA

ALKESH PATEL, SVP - REAL ESTATE

FOCUS

Real Estate, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Daystar Hospitality Group, President & Co-Founder
Tarsadia Hotels, Project Manager - Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

EDUCATION

USC Marshall School of Business, Executive MBA Candidate 2019
UC Berkeley, B.A. in Legal Studies

RICHARD LIANG, ASSOCIATE

FOCUS

Alternative Investments, Business Development, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Barclays Capital, Analyst

EDUCATION

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Economics

MICHAEL ASCHIERIS, ASSOCIATE

FOCUS

Alternative Investments, Business Development, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Fertitta Capital, Investment Professional
J.P. Morgan, Investment Banking Analyst

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, M.S. in Finance (Beta Gamma Sigma)
University of Southern California, B.A. in History

GREGORY SGAMMATO, VICE PRESIDENT

FOCUS

Corporate Finance, Alternative Investments, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Business Development

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Lazard, Analyst

EDUCATION

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), M.A. in International Affairs and Economics
Johns Hopkins, B.A. in Economics and International Relations

TUSHAR PATEL, CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER

FOCUS

Real Estate, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Financing

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Tarsadia Hotels, Chairman and Founder

EDUCATION

California State University, Fullerton

GREG CASSERLY, PRESIDENT

FOCUS

Real Estate, Hospitality, Franchising, Strategy, Management, Technology

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Tarsadia Hotels, President
HFS (Blackstone), Executive Vice President
InterPacific (General Atlantic), Vice President

EDUCATION

Cornell University, B.S. in Hotel Administration (with Distinction)

GAUTAM PATEL, MANAGING DIRECTOR

FOCUS

Alternative Investments, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Business Development, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Lazard, Managing Director
J.P. Morgan, Summer Associate
Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Analyst

EDUCATION

University of Chicago, M.B.A.
London School of Economics, MSc, Finance and Accounting
Harvey Mudd College, B.S. in Engineering
Claremont McKenna College, B.S. in Management-Engineering

EDWARD COSS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE GENERAL COUNSEL

FOCUS

Legal and Transaction Advisor

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Tarsadia Hotels, EVP and General Counsel
Private practice, Founder

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Law, LL.M.

RON ADELHELM, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

FOCUS

Real Estate, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Clean Energy, Financing, Alternative Investments, Technology

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

WLD Enterprises, Executive Vice President, Investments
KSL Recreation, Chief Financial Officer
Kuwait Investment Office, Chief Financial Officer
Arthur Andersen, Senior Manager

EDUCATION

San Diego State University, M.B.A.
University of California Los Angeles, B.A. in Economics

JOSH LANE, GENERAL COUNSEL

FOCUS

Legal and Transaction Advisor (M&A, Corporate Finance and Securities)

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

K&L Gates LLP, Corporate Partner

EDUCATION

UCLA School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Irvine, B.A. (magna cum laude)

VIKRAM PATEL, MANAGING DIRECTOR

FOCUS

Alternative Investments, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Real Estate, Business Development, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Barclays Capital, Vice President
Lehman Brothers, Associate
Monitor Group, Consultant

EDUCATION

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Economics

RISHI N. REDDY, VICE PRESIDENT

FOCUS

Alternative Investments, Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Business Development, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

DigiPath Solutions, CEO and Founder
Harris Williams & Co., Analyst – Technology M&A

EDUCATION

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
Babson College, B.S. in Finance and International Business (summa cum laude)

MITCH CAPLAN, OPERATING PARTNER

FOCUS

Financial Services, Technology, Real Estate, Business Development, Strategy

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Jefferson National Financial, CEO
E-Trade Financial, CEO
Telebanc Financial, CEO

EDUCATION

Emory University, J.D.
Emory University, M.B.A.
Brandeis University, B.A in History