The Executive Team at MARV consists of Maneesh Awasthi and Viru Raparthi. Together, they have over 45 years of banking experience and have each held leadership roles within some of the largest investment banks.
Maneesh Awasthi is a co-founder of MARV Capital Partners LLC and holds the position of Chief Executive Officer in the firm. Mr. Awasthi has over 25 years of experience in the structured credit and fixed income space. Prior to MARV Capital, Mr. Awasthi was responsible for structuring and originating CLO business in the structured credit space at Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Awasthi led and executed CLO deals ranging from plain vanilla cash structures to highly complex hybrid structures involving cash and synthetic with leveraged loans, CLOs, CDOs, HY and IG Bonds as the underlying. Over time, Mr. Awasthi has worked with premier CLO managers, helping them establish structured credit platforms, raise capital, source assets, and place debt across the globe. Prior to Citi and Deutsche Bank, Mr. Awasthi was at PaineWebber in the fixed income strategy group.
Mr. Awasthi has an MBA from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration – University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology – BHU.
Viru Raparthi is a co-founder of MARV Capital Partners LLC and holds the position of Managing Partner in the firm Mr. Raparthi has more than 28 years of professional experience in the financial and energy services industries. Mr. Raparthi has worked on the buy-side with Merrill Lynch primarily in the the structured credit area. Subsequently, he joined Rabobank to start their CLO structuring platform. At Rabobank, he was responsible for the primary issuance of CLOs, and worked with several Issuers in the US and Europe to underwrite complex deals in the CLO sector. In addition to underwriting CLOs, he was responsible for managing balance sheet for the purposes of financing CLO deals and tranches, as well as executing market value CLO deals, via total return swaps. Prior to the financial services industry, he ran his own oil and gas consulting business in Texas and Brazil.
Mr. Raparthi received a Bachelor of Technology with honors, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Raissis is the Sales Manager and Managing Director at MARV in New York. Mr. Raissis brings over 2 decades of Institutional Sales experience, as well as a deep understanding of the structured product asset class. Prior to MARV, Mr. Raissis was a Structured Products Salesman at Gleacher & Company for over eight years. Prior to Gleacher, Mr. Raissis was in charge of dealer sales at Greenwich Financial for a number of years. Mr. Raissis has a BBA in accounting from Pace University.