MARIO CALDERON, ASSOCIATE
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Calderon1 was a Summer Associate at Banorte Ixe’s Investment Banking Division focused mainly on M&A and ECM transactions across a number of industries. Prior to joining Banorte Ixe, Mr. Calderon worked at PC Capital primarily focusing on M&A advisory. Mr. Calderon began his career as a Management Consultant at Everis where he worked on a wide range of industries and executed a variety of both domestic and cross-border strategic advisory projects.
Mr. Calderon earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Additionally, he graduated summa cum laude from Universidad Iberoamericana with a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He is fluent in Spanish.
SAURABH CHOPRA, ASSOCIATE
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Chopra was at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation focusing on making early stage investments in the education and livelihood development sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Chopra was an Analyst in the Corporate Finance team at Barclays Capital focusing mainly on M&A and Capital Markets transactions across a number of industries.
Mr. Chopra earned his MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in Finance. He is fluent in Hindi.
MEET KANODIA, ASSOCIATE - LONDON
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Kanodia was at HSBC focusing on M&A advisory for capital goods and diversified industrials sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Kanodia worked as an analyst in TMT advisory at Société Générale and as an Equity Derivatives trader at Crédit Agricole.
Mr. Kanodia graduated from IIT Delhi with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical engineering and a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe. He speaks Hindi, French and conversational Spanish.
JONATHAN LASALA, ASSOCIATE
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. LaSala1 was an Associate in Deloitte's Business Valuation Group where he performed transaction advisory services in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. LaSala spent time as a Teaching Associate at Training the Street where he supported instructors in the training and development of incoming classes of newly hired investment bankers. Mr. LaSala began his career at a family owned commercial real estate investment and development company located in the tri-state area.
Mr. LaSala earned his MBA from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
JUNMHAR SURATOS, ASSOCIATE - LONDON
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Suratos was an analyst at Rothschild focusing on M&A advisory across different industries in Italy (including consumer retail, healthcare, and energy). Prior to that, Mr. Suratos worked as a consultant within the Transaction Services department at PwC performing due diligence activity.
Mr. Suratos graduated from Luiss Guido Carli University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a M.Sc. in Corporate Finance. He is fluent in Italian.
SHANTANU GANGWAR, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Gangwar was a Summer Analyst at KCG Holdings (formerly Knight Capital Group), where he worked with the Merger Arbitrage team. Prior to that, he worked with the Private Equity division at Duet Group, an alternative asset management firm, focussing in real estate and hospitality industry.
Mr. Gangwar graduated from Yale University in 2016 with a degree in Economics. He served as president of the Cricket team, on which he played throughout college, and was also part of the Yale Leadership Institute and Student Investment Group. He is fluent in Hindi.
MALEK GEDEON, ANALYST - LONDON
Prior to Joining TAP Advisors as a full-time Analyst, Mr. Gedeon was a Summer Intern at TAP. Prior to that, he worked as a Summer Analyst at MV Credit, a London-based provider of debt financing in leveraged buyouts.
Mr. Gedeon graduated from Imperial College Business School with a M.Sc. in Finance and holds a B.Sc. in Banking & International Finance with High Honours from Cass Business School. He is involved in several volunteering organizations such as the Order of Malta Volunteers. He is also fluent in Arabic and French.
WEN JIANG, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Jiang was a Summer Analyst at Ferghana Partners Group, where he focused on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to that, Mr. Jiang was a Summer Associate at Cross Sector Consulting, where he helped to develop budget plans to finance public projects in healthcare and education.
Mr. Jiang graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Economics. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.
MAXWELL LUNDMARK, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors as a full-time Analyst, Mr. Lundmark was a Summer Analyst at TAP Advisors in 2015. Prior to working with TAP Advisors, he worked as a summer analyst at SkyBridge Capital, a multi-strategy fund of hedge funds based out of New York City. Mr. Lundmark’s first experience in finance was working with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Mr. Lundmark graduated in 2016 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, earning a B.Sc. in Economics with a Finance Concentration from the Wharton School, a B.A. in International Studies from the college of arts and sciences, and a minor in French. He is fluent in French.
CHRISTOPHER MACKIE, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Mackie1 was an analyst in Baker Tilly Capital's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, where he focused on lower middle-market M&A advisory assignments in the consumer and industrials sectors. Prior to joining Baker Tilly Capital, Mr. Mackie worked at Grant Thornton as a Certified Public Accountant in the Tax and Business Advisory departments.
Mr. Mackie graduated from James Madison University with degrees in finance and accounting, and received an M.S. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Mackie is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of New Jersey.
RAYMOND PANG, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Pang was a Summer Analyst in the Corporate Strategy/M&A team at HSN, Inc. (HSNi), an interactive multichannel retailer.
Mr. Pang graduated from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, with a B.S. in Finance and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.
PARTH SHAH, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Shah was a Summer Analyst at UBS, where he focused on the industrial sector. Prior to working at UBS, Mr. Shah worked at Vox Clara, a venture capital fund focused on incubating companies operating in the digital marketing space, and Rabobank, a middle market agriculture focused investment bank.
Mr. Shah graduated in 2016 from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Business with concentrations in Finance and Economics. He served as president of the South Asian club, member of the professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, and the campus ambassador for Bloomberg.
WILLIAM G SMITHLINE, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors, Mr. Smithline was a Summer Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on the healthcare and energy sectors. Prior to working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mr. Smithline worked at Tailwind Capital, a private equity fund focused on middle market growth oriented companies in healthcare, business and communications services, and Scoggin Capital Management, a multi-strategy event driven hedge fund.
Mr. Smithline graduated in 2015 from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Business and a concentration in Finance. He served as captain of NYU’s varsity tennis team, on which he played for four years.
RICK TERRY, ANALYST
Prior to joining TAP Advisors as a full time-time Analyst, Mr. Terry was a Summer Analyst with TAP Advisors in 2015. Before working at TAP, Mr. Terry worked as a web developer in the non-profit sector at the Parent-Child Home Program and the Volunteer Consulting Group.
Mr. Terry graduated in 2016 from Amherst College with a B.A. in Computer Science. He also speaks Spanish.
PATRICIA M VITAL, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Prior to joining TAP, Ms. Vital worked at an electrical design and construction firm in New York. Previously, she worked at the University of Southern Nevada library, aiding in its collection expansion as the University grew from a pharmacy program to include nursing and MBA programs. Ms. Vital began her career in the Medical Library at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and brings with her over 15 years of administrative experience.
Ms. Vital has basic knowledge of Italian and has sung in 17 different languages.