Spectrum Business Ventures utilizes a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering with management teams to build great businesses and improve their operations.
Spectrum Business Ventures invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income and credit, venture capital and absolute return investments across multiple sectors, industries and sector classes. Led by Chief Executive Officer Amit Raizada, the detail-intensive, streamlined, value-added approach instilled in the firm remains at the core of SBV’s competitive advantage, which has enabled the firm to deliver industry-leading returns.
Chief Executive Officer
Amit Raizada founded the company in 2002 with Phillip (Chuck) Rouse. Leading mergers and acquisitions efforts, deal sourcing, structuring and financing for SBV, Mr. Raizada is also an active participant in designing and building the business plans and growth strategies for all companies and real estate holdings.
Amit maintains an active presence in the operations of each portfolio entity, focusing on alternative revenue streams and other growth strategies.
Mr. Raizada spent the early part of his career pioneering retail sales and operations for wireless juggernaut Nextel – a model he subsequently repeated with T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. He then went on to acquire and cultivate a private portfolio comprised of assets in industries such as technology, retail, financial services and real estate. Mr. Raizada’s business interests are spread across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and Europe.
A love of art and a passion for innovation influences his business and philanthropic philosophies. Mr. Raizada is an ardent supporter of organizations which demonstrate novel approaches to longstanding problems. The University of Kansas Hospital, for which Raizada helped secure a first-of-its-kind cardiac technology, is one such organization.
Since the firm’s inception, Mr. Raizada has grown SBV to include assets and investments representing entities in a wide range of industries. Born in New Delhi, India, Amit Raizada’s family immigrated to the United States when he was just two years old. Amit Raizada resides in Miami, Florida.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Srivastava’s perspective was shaped by his work at global powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, The Boston Consulting Group, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and as Vice President at both Intuit and Yahoo.
His experience in both mergers and acquisitions and business development – as well as senior operational functions – guides Mr. Srivastava in leading SBV’s operations. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for advising portfolio companies on strategy and operations, assessing new investment opportunities, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Srivastava possesses a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He resides in California, where he lives with his wife and their two children.