Managing Partner, Alignvest Capital Management
Reza Satchu is an entrepreneur, the creator of University of Toronto’s most highly rated undergraduate course, “Economics of Entrepreneurship,” and Founding Chair, Co-Chair and Co-Founder of The Next 36.
Mr. Satchu is a Managing Partner of Alignvest Capital Management, an investment management company based in Toronto and New York.. Mr. Satchu has co-founded, built and managed four successful operating businesses all from inception, including: SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company funded by Sequoia and KKR, that grew to 225 people with several Fortune 500 customers, prior to being sold to Ariba in 2000; StorageNow Holdings, which became Canada’s second largest self-storage company before being sold to InStorage REIT in 2007; Stellation Asset Management, an investment management firm that managed over $300 million; and most recently KGS Alpha Capital Markets, a US fixed income broker dealer launched in August 2010, that has quickly grown to over $150 million of equity capital and 70 employees. Previously, Mr. Satchu spent 12 years in New York where he was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, a $1.5 billion private equity firm, and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Satchu has received “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™” Award (2007) and the Management Achievement Award from McGill University (2011). He is the Vice Chairman of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, a member of the Canadian Advisory Board to the Harvard Business School and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He has a BA from McGill University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.