Bharath Srikrishnan joined our Board in November 2020. Mr. Srikrishnan is the Founder and Managing Partner of BharCap Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on the financial services industry. Mr. Srikrishnan is also a board member of Fair Square Financial Holdings LLC, TRIA Capital Partners LLC and United PanAm Financial Corp. Mr. Srikrishnan formerly served as chairman of WhiteStar Asset Management, LLC and as a board member of Trinitas Capital Management, LLC and MidCap Financial LLC.
Mr. Srikrishnan has 21 years of financial services investment, operating and advisory experience. Prior to forming BharCap, Mr. Srikrishnan spent five years as a Partner on Pine Brook Road Advisors, L.P.’s financial services investment team. He was also a member of Pine Brook’s Investment Committee. Before joining Pine Brook, he was a Managing Director at Five Mile Capital Partners, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s financial services investment activities. Mr. Srikrishnan previously was a Principal on Lee Equity Partners’ financial services investment team. Additionally, he was a Co-founder and Managing Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., a private equity-backed middle market commercial finance company. Mr. Srikrishnan began his career as an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of Salomon Smith Barney and as an associate with Capital Z Financial Services Partners.
Mr. Srikrishnan holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston College in Finance, Operations and Strategic Management (cum laude). Mr. Srikrishnan also serves as a board member of the USA Wrestling Foundation and the YMCA of Greenwich. Through his background holding senior roles at sophisticated asset managers and corporations, he brings a deep understanding of the industry and financial markets that will serve our Company well.