As Chief Investment Officer, Prateek is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, recommending, monitoring and reporting on both alternative and traditional investments. He manages relationships with high net worth clients, institutional investors, and traditional/alternative (hedge funds, private equity and real assets) money management firms.
Prior to joining the Company, Prateek worked at Sumnicht & Associates, LLC (and its affiliate iSectors, LLC) a SEC-registered investment advisory firm for over ten (10) years as Chief Investment Officer and as a Member of its Investment Committee. He was involved in helping incubate and launch their ETF model management business in February of 2005 under the brand name iSectors.
Prior to coming to Wisconsin, Prateek was a principal with GTG Ventures, Inc., in Palo Alto, California, where he was responsible for sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities across various technology sectors. He also worked overseas at a boutique investment company and was involved in co-managing a PIPE fund and a hedge fund-of-funds, among other alternative investing activities. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry involved in areas as diverse as sell-side investment banking, leasing, portfolio management, and buy-side alternative assets investing. Prateek has lived and worked in India and the Middle East, and brings a wealth of global experience and perspective to the Company.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Prateek earned his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and was a Rotary International Scholar while attending Lehigh. He is both a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®). The CAIA® program is the global mark of distinction for alternative investments, and Prateek has blazed the trail by being the first CAIA® charterholder in Wisconsin.
In 2018 Prateek was named to the Investopedia Top 100 Financial Advisors list. This award celebrates financial advisors who have contributed significantly to conversations about financial literacy, investing strategies, life-stage planning and wealth management.
In 2022 Prateek was named to the 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100 list. This award recognizes the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion.