When you work with LOUD, you’re not just working with passionate investors. You’re working with a team of experienced entrepreneurs, operators, physicians, parents, patients—and most importantly, human beings.
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Optimistic. Motivator. Determined.
At LOUD Capital, Navin leverages his experience as a physician to keep people at the center of problem-solving, as a founder to be creative and patiently stubborn to get things across the finish line, and as an investor to understand the journey is long and will require different skill sets along the way. He has founded 3 companies and has raised capital for multiple companies and funds. He is focused on healthcare in the venture space and has helped shape LOUD to be an alternative investment firm that combines profit with purpose.
Creative. Analytical. Implementer.
With over two decades of executive experience in operational and international business development, Nishad brings a wealth of knowledge to the alternative investment landscape. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded large global commercial growth teams at publicly traded companies, ranging in size from $3 to $23 billion. Nishad has a proven track record of successfully launching and mentoring businesses in e-commerce, real estate, and private business lending.
As a key figure at LOUD, Nishad channels his passion into creating distinctive funds that afford investors flexibility in capital with a focus on time horizon and risk management. In his role, he oversees the specialty finance, private credit, and life settlement arm, which is dedicated to funding small and medium-sized businesses across diverse industries.
In addition to his financial acumen, Nishad is an accomplished Tabla player (Indian percussion), reflecting his dedication to cultivating creativity beyond the boardroom. A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Nishad further honed his skills with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Adventurous. Insightful. Discerning.
At LOUD Capital, Buffy leverages her experience in finance to adeptly navigate startup investment complexities, her experience in healthcare to advance healthcare for all and strategically guide portfolio companies through complex business models, and her experience in venture investing to lead initiatives that reshape the venture capital model. Buffy’s comprehensive work on healthcare system boards, coupled with her educational background in science and medicine, shapes her strategic thinking and decision-making. This combination of financial acumen and healthcare insight positions her to effectively drive LOUD Capital's mission of building massive value for investors, portfolio companies, and the communities we live in.
Catalyst. Connector. Communicator.
At LOUD Capital, Darshan provides the vision, tactical organization, and execution behind LOUD’s growth trajectory by identifying key initiatives, projects, and deals that help stimulate LOUD’s growth and expansion. His chief skill sets lie in identifying the core problem and aggregating the proper resources to solve it. Prior to co-founding LOUD Capital, Darshan operated a Healthcare Technology firm providing back office and infrastructure support to small and medium-sized hospitals, which successfully exited via acquisition. Darshan took his experience as an entrepreneur and applied it to the ecosystem by investing in and mentoring talented entrepreneurs who needed guidance and strategy. This passion ultimately evolved into the formation of LOUD Capital.
Facilitator. Connector. Strategist.
At LOUD Capital, Ryan leverages his twenty years of experience of financing, advising, angel and venture investing, and building early-to-growth stage businesses as a Managing Partner and Lead Strategist. He has been a CFO, COO, and Managing Partner at multiple VC firms and early-stage companies. He has built due diligence, investor relations, portfolio relations, corporate finance, and operations platforms for multiple venture capital firms while advising and consulting dozens of early-stage companies, non-profit, and social enterprises on operations and growth strategies. Most recently, Ryan has leveraged decades of passion and experience as a strategist and certifications as a Futurist, in Design Thinking, and Workshop Facilitation around strategy to build and co-lead LOUD Capital’s growth and strategy consultancy, LoudX. There, he acts as a lead workshop designer and facilitator for clients of high-growth ventures helping them solve problems, make decisions, and take action.
Disruptor. Builder. Dreamer.
At LOUD Capital, Brian leverages his experience as an exited entrepreneur and angel investor to help make LOUD a truly futurist VC through a technology-focused and data-driven approach. Brian has been successful in building and scaling companies from concept to exit and offers support to LOUD’s portfolio companies around growth, marketing, and business development, in addition to innovating new ways for LOUD to source qualified dealflow, attract LPs, and gain market visibility. Brian is a recognized author, speaker, and former professional musician, and he brings a unique perspective to LOUD, which further diversifies our leadership to create an impact in VC.
Investigator. Instigator. Integrationist.
At LOUD Capital, Jenny leverages her experience in early-stage life science and health-tech innovation as a strategist, angel investor, and advisory board member, as well as operational expertise as a physician and life scientist. She has experience developing and implementing both consumer-facing and enterprise-facing digital health tools, as well as serving in management and executive roles at community health clinics and life science accelerators. Having further studied Management of Technology and Innovation, Health System Strategy and Operations, and VC finance, she brings a rigorous approach to investing in and driving operational excellence for portfolio companies.
Strategist. Operator. Philomath.
At LOUD Capital, Blake leverages his consulting and business development experience, working in organizations ranging from seed-stage startups to the Fortune 250, where he focused on Human Capital Management (HCM), Operations and Growth strategies for startups, small businesses and middle-market companies. Blake’s expertise in these areas, combined with his “people-centric” approach, brings a unique perspective to LOUD, where he has done everything from raising/deploying capital, consulting portfolio companies and conducting diligence, to managing investor relations and running both firm and fund operations. Most recently, Blake became a Managing Partner for LoudX, the strategic services arm of LOUD Capital, while still raising and deploying capital and managing operations for the firm and various funds.
Energetic. Team-first. Relatable.
Marshall utilizes his diverse, educational and professional background as a surgeon, where he has spent over two decades caring for other people, trying to help, improve, and fix their problems, and learning how to think and improvise towards solutions as a springboard to a successful career in business, investing, and venture capital with LOUD Capital. He is an experienced fundraiser, Entrepreneur, and Team Builder who prides himself on being relatable to a wide variety of individuals, whether they are inexperienced or veteran investors, founders, or physicians at various stages of their careers. At LOUD Capital, Marshall is a general partner with years of experience, helping to manage alternative investments and fundraising.
Connie Collingsworth is an experienced board member with expertise in governance, risk management, executive compensation and complex investments for publicly traded companies, private companies, and private equity funds. Her board experience includes leadership positions as Board Chair, Compensation Committee Chair, and Nominating and Governance Committee Chair, as well as serving as a member of Audit, Risk, and Investment Committees on both public and private company boards as well as a number of nonprofit corporations.
Connie’s current board roles include Banner Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company with $16.8B in assets, operating 130 branches throughout U.S. West Coast, where she Chairs the Governance & Nominating Committee, and Axxes Capital, a private market platform supporting accredited investors to democratize private equity through expanding access to a range of private equity assets. She also serves as a Board Advisor to Planet First Partners, a $500M European private equity fund based in London focused on investments aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals and Europe’s Green Deal, and as a Strategic Advisor to LoudCapital, a venture fund focused on fueling innovations that drive equitable access to high-quality, people-centered healthcare, including MedTech, Alternative Care Models, Healthcare Infrastructure and IT.
Connie is the former COO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest foundation in the world with approximately $60B in assets, distributing over $8.3B annually. During her 22-year tenure she was responsible for managing and scaling the foundation’s business operations throughout the world, including in India, China, Africa, and Europe. She also held the title of Chief Legal Officer, which involved advising trustees, Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett, on governance, including creating the foundation’s new Governing Board. She was the architect of the foundation’s philosophy known as “Global Access,” and led the foundation’s work in collaborating with for-profit companies, including big pharma and the biotech and ed-tech sectors.
Connie currently is a board member and audit committee member of the National Philanthropic Trust, the largest nonprofit administrator of donor advised funds, with $30B of assets under management. She serves an Executive Sponsor of the Bank of America Enterprise Executive Development Program for high potential leaders, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Foster School of Business teaching the class “CEO and Board Leadership; an Insiders’ View of Corporate Governance.”
Connie holds an LL.M. in International Business Studies from the University of Exeter, England, a J.D. from the University of Nebraska, and a B.A. from Andrews University.
Etoy Ridgnal is a respected Social Impact Strategist, Advisor, and Investor with a 30-year history of developing, advising on, and leading large-scale social impact initiatives for some of the nation’s largest companies, organizations, influencers, and leaders.
Through her social impact firm, Community Advocacy Partners (CAP), she has developed and led cause marketing campaigns for mission-driven film/tv projects like “CONCUSSION” starring Will Smith (Sony Pictures), Oprah Winfrey’s “BELIEF” Series (OWN), Ava DuVernay’s “SELMA” (Paramount) and “Half the Picture” featuring Ava DuVernay.
Throughout the course of her 30-year career, Etoy has also led civic engagement and advocacy campaigns for a diverse range of global organizations. She has advised and led social impact initiatives for key public figures such as Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, the Obama White House, and Mike Bloomberg.
She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for JUST Capital, Amalgamated Bank Foundation, and LOUD Capital. She has helped raise over $600 million for charitable causes and secured press coverage for clients across the globe in outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Hypebeast, Business Insider and HuffPost to name a few.
A graduate of Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and African-American Studies. Etoy is a student of life and an avid believer in the power of the collective to create the world we want to live in.
She divides her time between Laguna Beach, New York City, and London.
Sailesh has over 30 years of experience during which he has created multiple billions of dollars in value and has had a global impact in health care, consumer and enterprise software/hardware, telecommunications, and media in the Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. He has done this by making strategic investments, building successful businesses, executing turnarounds, and creating new products, platforms, and services.
Most recently Sailesh was the CTO of Logitech reporting to the CEO. He helped the company grow from $3B to over $5B in revenue, through digital transformation; development of new businesses, products, and capabilities; M&A; and investments in promising startups. Prior to that he had executive roles at Amazon and Microsoft and was the CEO of a pioneering digital health company Mobisante.
At Amazon, as an EIR, Sailesh developed opportunities in consumer robotics and sustainability. As the CEO of Mobisante, he led the company through initial product creation, FDA clearance,financing, GTM, revenues, and sale to private equity. He managed a $220M+ P&L at Microsoft after turning it around, and a $100M investment portfolio focused on early-stage technologies.Sailesh was in the initial team of Transarc (acquired by IBM) that became a multi-billion-dollarbusiness.
He currently serves on the boards and advisory of companies and not-for-profit organizations focused on increasing affordability and accessibility of healthcare, aging, decarbonizing, and sustainability.
Founded in 2015, LOUD started by investing in early-stage companies and has since grown to include several other investment offerings in the alternatives space.