Piush KumarChairman and Group President
Hausela Capital Partners is the investment office of Piush Kumar with the objective of funding startups, with a focus on the digital technology space. A serial entrepreneur, Piush has funded and grown multiple businesses in USA, India, Hong Kong, China, and Canada over the last three decades from the ground up. Throughout this tenure, Piush has held various leadership roles, including the formation and leadership of sales, operations, distribution, manufacturing, design and supply chain management. Piush started his career with Brooke Bond India Ltd., a Unilever Company; he was educated in India and received a Master's degree in Finance & Marketing from University of Delhi.
Ashish Raj Kumar
Ashish started his career with Citigroup investment banking in Hong Kong in 2010, specializing in Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets Origination as an Analyst and Associate. Post this, Ashish joined Hausela where he focuses on investment management and business development across portfolio companies. Ashish is a MBA graduate of Columbia Business School in NYC and a Presidential Scholarship B.Sc. recipient from Bentley University, Boston USA.
Pankaj has been a practicing CPA in the Chicagoland markets for the last three decades, and has extensive experience in US/International taxation and mergers, along with operational experience in managing distribution companies.
He is a director on Hausela Portfolio companies, and acts as the COO at HG Global.
Tim Eriks is a veteran banker from Chicago area market with extensive experience in the industry over the last 50 years and 5 banks.
His banking career began with a community bank, the Bank of Lansing, which was sold to American National Bank of Chicago with Tim leading the transition and the Bank thereafter as President of American National Bank of Lansing. Tim has been associated with Piush and our portfolio companies over the last 30 years as the lead or participating banker.
Pooja has worked with Ernst & Young and Accenture across global markets as a strategy consultant since 2013. Her focus lies in improving the environmental sustainability and resource efficiency of multi-national supply chains and operating models in addition to including underrepresented demographics in the formal labor force. A graduate of New York University, Pooja has been pursuing private sector solutions to global sustainability and societal issues from an early age. While completing her undergraduate degree, she built her expertise in these areas by interning with the Clinton Foundation, Berlin Rosen, and Standard Chartered Bank in addition to volunteering her time with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Many Hopes. Pooja recently represented Hausela as an Associate Director for environmental, social impact, and philanthropic initiatives in an expedition to Antarctica with the 2041 Foundation, working with Sir Robert Swan to help preserve the integrity of the last pristine environment and promote the large-scale adoption of clean energy solutions.
Kirk PinkertonCorporate Counsel
Kirk is a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and brings substantial experience in tax, corporate law, law, business litigation, mergers and acquisitions. He is graduate of Indiana University and holds the AV(R) Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability