Reza Satchu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation, a private investment company that has invested in businesses across industries that include technology, real estate, insurance, and healthcare.
Previously, Mr. Satchu co-founded, built, and managed several businesses including: KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, a U.S. fixed-income broker dealer with over $10 billion dollars in assets, that was sold to Bank of Montreal; StorageNow, which became Canada’s largest self-storage company prior to being sold to InStorage REIT; and SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company whose investors included Sequoia and KKR that was sold to Ariba Inc. Mr. Satchu was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch in the High Yield Finance and Restructuring Group.
Mr Satchu serves on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where he teaches Launching Technology Ventures and The Entrepreneurial Manager. He is also the Founding Chairman of Next Canada, an intensive entrepreneurship program for Canada’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Previously, Mr. Satchu was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught The Economics of Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Satchu has received Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award and the Management Achievement Award from McGill University. He has a BA from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.