Reza Satchu is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Alignvest Management Corporation. Previously, Mr. Satchu was the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation, where he participated in sourcing, evaluating, and executing the qualifying acquisition. Mr. Satchu has co-founded, built, and/or managed several operating businesses from inception including: Alignvest Management Corporation, SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company that was sold to Ariba Inc. for share consideration implying an enterprise value of US$924 million; StorageNow, which became one of Canada’s largest self-storage companies prior to being sold to InStorage REIT for cash consideration of C$110 million; and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P., a U.S. fixed-income broker dealer, that was sold to BMO Financial Group.
Previously, Mr. Satchu was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, a US$1.4 billion private equity firm focused on acquiring leading middle market companies and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch in the High Yield Finance and Restructuring Group. Mr. Satchu has received “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™” Award and the 2011 Management Achievement Award from McGill University. Mr. Satchu is on the board of directors of Trilogy International Partners Inc. and he previously served on the Boards of KGS-Alpha Capital Markets and the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation where he was Vice-Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2011.
He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and he is the Founding Chairman of Next Canada, an intensive entrepreneurship program for Canada’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Mr. Satchu has a bachelor’s degree in economics from McGill University and a MBA from Harvard University.