Paradigm Capital International

PARADIGM CAPITAL
INTERNATIONAL

We connect our clients with the capital and resources needed to be successful

Paradigm Capital International

PARADIGM CAPITAL
INTERNATIONAL

Global leader in capital raising and distribution of financial services solutions

Paradigm Capital International

PARADIGM CAPITAL
INTERNATIONAL

Diversified financial services company with a proven track record of success

The Paradigm Capital International Group is a global financial services company that have earned their reputations as experts in the industry.

Founded in 2013, the team’s network expands globally throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia markets.

Paradigm Capital International

The Paradigm Capital International Group is a global financial services company that have earned their reputations as experts in the industry.

Founded in 2013, the team’s network expands globally throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia markets.

OUR PARTNERS

Our core expertise focuses on global distribution, capital raising, product design and marketing.

SERVICES

CAPITAL RAISING

We cover capital raising from both the Institutional and Retail channels of the global financial services industry.

CAPITAL RAISING

The team covers capital raising from both the Institutional and Retail channel of the global financial services industry. Our capital sourced clients include Banks, Family offices, Sovereign funds, Broker dealers, Insurance companies and Independent Advisors that are located across the globe. Our local teams provide the positioning of the product and solutions for our partners to raise the capital efficiently and successfully.

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

The team is locally based throughout the globe and has deep connections with our clients.

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

The team is locally based throughout the globe and have deep connections with our clients. We provide accessibility to the largest financial and non-financial institutions globally to allow our partners to penetrate markets abroad efficiently and cost effectively. The team have the track record with the client relationship to provide the successful onboarding, signing up and launching of the partners solutions

PRODUCT DESIGN

The team has extensive background and experience working with the largest global financial institutions.

PRODUCT DESIGN

The team has extensive background and experience working with the largest global financial institutions. This deep knowledge of the competitive environment and local market allows us to provide critical feedback and design advice on the product and solutions of our partners. Pricing, structuring, legal consultation, regulatory compliance are key areas we focus on to make sure the solutions are successful when launched into our global regions.
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Sadiq Hussain

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Middle East – Based in Dubai

Sadiq has a three decade long illustrious career in financial services and brings a wealth of executive level experience from investment banking, brokerage and asset management, having held Directorships at the likes of Bank of Singapore, EFG Hermes, JPMorgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The majority of his experience was spent working with bulge bracket financial institutions globally. This in-depth knowledge of diversified financial institutions brings a unique perspective on how these businesses are run to consistently generate revenue in a cost effective manner. Creating top tier risk adjusted returns, leading landmark global IPO’s, people management, capital raising and building an asset management company has equipped him with valuable insights and relationships with institutional investors globally.

He is a graduate from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in finance and marketing.

Jose Castro Feijoo

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Latam – Based in Argentina

José is Associate Director with Paradigm and has over 12 years of professional sales experience in fund distribution, private equity, private banking and banking products. 

Prior to Paradigm, José was a Citigold financial advisor and account officer at Citibank where he was in charge of the bank’s most profitable client portfolio offering personalized advisory services on a range of banking and investment products. 

In his spare time, José enjoys traveling with his wife and is an avid surfer along with his brothers.

Carlos Mahecha

Carlos E. Mahecha

MANAGING DIRECTOR

US – Based in Boston

Mr. Mahecha has been distributing offshore mutual funds for the past 14 years. First with Eaton Vance Distributors, starting in 2006, as International Internal wholesaler, where he had experience with distribution of offshore and domestic closed end and open end mutual funds. In 2009 became the sole Internal Representative for the Americas. In 2011, moved to Fidelity Investments where he began as a Hybrid wholesaler covering latinamerica, NY and Texas regions.

After 4 and half years moved to be an external wholesaler working exclusively the advisor channel for non-US advisors working for another 4 years more. Most recently in 2020 moved to become a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial looking to build his retail book of business. Has also had experience as a General business consultant working with diverse firms such as Booz Allen and Hamilton, Corporación Colombia Internacional and Grupo Suramericana in the 90’s.

Carlos holds a Master of International Business from The University of Melbourne, Australia, a postgraduate degree in Finance and a Bachelor in Science in Business Administration from Los Andes University in Bogota. He also holds a Life and Health Insurance licence for the state of Massachusetts, as well as Series 7, 63 and 65.

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Sachika Prabhudesai

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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Sachika has recently graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bsc (Hons) in Management and finance. She has done internships in Marketing, Human Resources and Sales as well as held various leadership positions in societies in university and has gained experience during her academic career.

Her interests include, horse riding, acting and kickboxing.

Maria Mejia

Maria Mejia

HEAD OF MARKETING

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Maria has over 20 years of design and marketing experience from studios and agencies to in-house. Prior to joining Paradigm, Maria was Marketing Manager at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions, where she was responsible for rebranding the business, and designing all company’s marketing materials and email strategies, for markets in regions such as the Americas, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Europe, in multiple languages.

Prior to Sanlam Global Investment Solutions, Maria was Head of Production at 72dpistudio, a financial services communications and marketing firm. In this role Maria oversaw the production of print and web materials for large US and Bermudian financial services companies.

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Vignesh Ravindran

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Asia – Based in Singapore

Vignesh has sixteen years of experience in finance. His career experience includes portfolio tending to fintech, private banking and wealth management. His experience evolved from working with reputable institutions ranging from start-ups to large financial conglomerates such as, Credit Agricole Indosuez, Westpac, Standard Chartered Bank and Wirecard Singapore. He was a senior vice-president in Indiabulls, India and co-founded Fintech & financial firms across Asia in non-executive director capacity. In his career, Vignesh has recruited, mentored and lead team of professionals who are currently established bankers and wealth managers. Vignesh has a Bachelor’s of Engineering (Mech) from Bharathidasan University India and an MBA from RBS, New Delhi, India

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Swati Pranhudesai

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Middle East - Based in Dubai

Swati is Managing Director of Paradigm. Her experience spans over two decades with multi-functional roles in international & local organisations which include Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Continental Financial Services in UAE and recently Sanlam. She has worked in the areas of Wealth Management, High Value Life Insurance, Business & Sales Management, Branch Banking and Marketing. She specialises in developing and managing corporate alliances.

Swati has a post graduate degree in Sociology from University of Pune and a Diploma in Foreign Trade with Finance from Symbiosis institute of Business Management. She is an avid bird-watcher and loves to travel.

Martin Rivarola

Martin Rivarola

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Latam – Based in Argentina

Martin is Managing Director with Paradigm and has over 25 years of professional sales experience in fund distribution, private equity and private banking. Martin is also co-founder of M2 Partners, a boutique firm responsible for distribution of alternative investments to private banks, brokerage firms and family offices in Latin America.  Prior to M2 Partners, Martin was country manager at Superfund Financial, where he was responsible for business development and distribution to international financial advisors.

Martin has also held positions as Senior Financial Advisor at Santander Bank Argentina, Banco Urquijo S.A., BBVA Banco Frances and PMV Advisors, where he managed a high net worth client base.

In his spare time, Martin enjoys traveling with his family and surfing along with his four sons.

Martin has BA in Business Administration from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and has a Masters degree in Finance and Capital Markets from CEMA University.

Manuel

Manuel Castro

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Latam – Based in Argentina

Rod Halvorson

Rod Halvorson

MANAGING PARTNER

US – Based in Seattle

Rod has over 45 years experience in building sales and marketing companies having worked at some of the largest investment companies in the US such as Met Life, US Bank, Symetra. Rod was also President & Co Founder of Independent Financial Marketing Group through 1985-2001 which assisted several banks, insurance & mutual fund companies into bank distribution selling fixed and variable annuities, mutual funds. IFMG was the largest bank distributor with over 200 banks.

Rod has been responsible as a senior executive for raising over $20b in various companies overseeing the distribution, sales and marketing of these organizations.

Rod has managed local sales teams throughout the US from East to West Coast covering the Institutional and Retail markets within the Bank, Insurance and Broker Dealer channels.
Rod has a BA from Whitworth University and a MBA from University of Montana.

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Luciano Cuneo

MANAGING DIRECTOR

US – Based in Miami

Luciano has over 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is responsible for business development and Head of the Real Estate Private Credit side of the company. In addition to his responsibilities at Paradigm Capital International, Luciano currently is a Registered Investment Advisor at SCALA Capital and the President of LMC Alternative Business Capital, a full-service commercial financing company.

His prior experience includes working at Raymond James as a financial advisor leading one of the largest multi-family offices in the South East Region. Luciano was Head of the marketing team that seeded an asset-based lending fund managed with over one billion dollars in assets under management and prior to that he was a Financial Advisor with Citigroup.

Luciano was a former tennis player in NCAA Division 1 at the University of North Texas, beating some of the top-ranked college players in the U.S. He has multiple wins over top college players including SMU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and the #1 college doubles team Ken Flack and Robert Seguso from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville who later became the best doubles professional tennis team in the world. Luciano won a spot in the Peru’s Davis Cup Team in 1980 playing a singles match against Paraguay in Asunción winning a point for his country and he was chosen as the Captain of the Peruvian Davis Cup team.

 

Luciano received a graduate degree in finance from ESAN in Lima, Peru, and bachelor’s in business administration with a major in finance from the University of North Texas.

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Jorge Gutierrez

MANAGING PARTNER

US – Based in Miami

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Mark Kaplan

MANAGING PARTNER

US – Based in Connecticut

Mark is one of the co-founders and managing partners of Paradigm and has over 20 years experience in the global capital markets. He has been directly responsible for raising over $15b in AUM in various companies.

The past 2 decades and has worked at various large global investment and start-up companies developing a successful track record in overseeing sales and marketing initiatives of these organisations. He was Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Old Mutual, President of P2 a Global investment company that was sold to Sanlam Group – the largest African financial services company and Head of Americas at Sanlam. He has also helped co-found various companies and has established successful businesses across America, Europe, Middle East and Asia as an independent non executive Director in various capital firms and Fintech entities.

Mark was a former All american tennis player in NCAA Division 1 at UC Irvine, Ranked #5 in the US and #117 ranked ATP Tennis Player in the world competing in Wimbledon, US Open, Australian and French Open. He has multiple wins over top 10 players in the world including the #1 in the world.


Mark has a BA in Economics and a MBA from University of California, Irvine