Josh Seegopaul

Corporate Development | Operations | Strategy


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GROWTH | STRATEGY | OPERATIONS Strategic business builder of transformational ventures that leverage technology to improve consumers’ lives. 15+ years building data-focused organizations and executing high-growth GTM, Product, PeopleOps, Finance and BD initiatives as a General Manager, COO, Strategy Executive, Investor or Board Director. ⇨ Revenue-focused professional driving Ops scale at the intersection of go-to-market and product ⇨ Value-add partner to leadership teams at global companies as an Executive / Director / Manager ⇨ Former private equity guy, real estate portfolio manager, trader, fundraiser, non-profit consultant ⇨ Led investments of over $1B from 2006-2016 which have returned $2B+ to LP's to-date ⇨ Investment Committee at WL Ross from 2011-2016 (first / only person added to IC since inception) ⇨ I was New York, I am now LA ------------------------------------------------ Current and Former Board of Directors Seats: Homeward Residential (sold to OCN) - Director Capital Markets Cooperative (sold to CPU) - Director Sun Bancorp (SNBC; sold to OCFC) - Observer HFA Holdings (HFA / ASX) - Observer Situs Holdings Inc (sold to Stone Point) - Director Berkeley Point Capital (sold to CCRE) - Director Eurobank (EUROB / ASE) - Director

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Jan 2016 - Present

Group Guru

Managing Partner

New venture development and Strategic Operations partnerships ------------------------------------------------ Internal Consulting: Director of Operations @ SDVOSB (8(a) pending) Government Contractor Go-to-Market / Head of Product Ops @ Social Impact Media / OTT Startup Director of Corporate Development @ Series C CPG Strategic Finance @ Series Seed Healthcare Marketplace ------------------------------------------------ Venture Investments: Impossible Foods (Series E; plant-based food) Starcity (Series B; co-living real estate) Songza (Series A; music app acquired by GOOG) Twitter (Series D; social media exited via IPO) Fair (Series B; FinTech auto finance) ------------------------------------------------ Platform Investments: Royalty Exchange (music publishing rights) SoFi (student loan residuals) PeerStreet (secured real estate loans) Produce Pay (small business / farm factoring) Scratch (point-of-sale medical) Aura (personal loans securitization) BondIt (media / film gap financing) ------------------------------------------------ Vertical Fund Investments: Amplo (stage-agnostic global VC) Startup Health (early-stage digital health-tech) Pantera (crypto-currency / pre-ICO / ICO) ------------------------------------------------


Apr 2019 - Apr 2020


Chief Operating Officer

Digital Health startup working in partnership with the largest insurance companies in the US to make healthcare more transparent and accessible for 60 million Medicare beneficiaries.

Jan 2016 - Apr 2019

General Manager

AI-powered digital financial-planning-as-a-service delivering actionable decision support and content frameworks to assist 75,000 first-time homebuyers families with selecting the most value-add FinTech products including savings, credit improvement and debt reduction tools.


Mar 2006 - Jan 2016

WL Ross & Co. LLC

Managing Director, Member of the Investment Committee

Sourced and led investments from 2006-2015 of $1B+ of debt and equity capital in multiple sectors and geographies (US, Europe, Australia, India) which have returned over $2B to investors to-date. As Managing Director and member of Investment Committee, played lead role (primarily in financial services, restructuring and strategic credit) in diligence, investment and value creation process on opportunities in distressed private equity, value-add credit, turnaround, growth equity, venture capital, activist public equity and real estate private equity verticals. Purchased and solely managed residential real estate portfolio consisting of > 1,000 individual properties from 2008-2015. International fundraising team for all WL Ross and Invesco Joint Venture products since 2008. Board Director of seven public and private companies. Promoted 5 times in 9 years. Investment Committee member of all WLR Recovery Funds (private equity strategy; $5B AUM). Investment Committee member of Invesco Mortgage Recovery Fund (real estate; $2B AUM).


Jun 2011 - Dec 2015


Executive Leadership Council

Founding member of the ELC. Provides strategic assistance to grow iMentor’s programs. iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

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