Founder & Managing Principal
Behzad Taufiq is the Founder and Managing Principal of the Valentus Group ("Valentus"). Mr. Taufiq is also the Chief Investment Officer of Valentus Capital Management, which is the General Partner of the Valentus Funds and was formed in March 2020. Mr. Taufiq is responsible for all investment decisions and management operations of Valentus.
James Boyajian is a corporate lawyer with senior in-house and law firm experience. He currently manages a private practice for select clients, based in Newport Beach, California, and focusing on entity formations, securities compliance, corporate governance, asset protection, contract negotiations, and complex litigation in federal, bankruptcy, and state courts.
Patrick Yeghnazar has experiences as an investor, advisor and entrepreneur. As an investor, between 2006 and 2014, Mr. Yeghnazar was Portfolio Manager and Sector Head of Industrials, Energy, Materials for the Global Long/Short Equity business at Highbridge Capital Management.
Sundeep Gokaraju has 16 years of experience trading and structuring over $30 billion of Legacy Non-Agency RMBS as well as in structuring and underwriting sectors which included CLOs, CMBS, Autos ABS, Student Loan ABS, European RMBS, Credit Card ABS and Aircraft ABS.