Investment Team

Operating Partners

Anil Gulati
Managing Partner
New York, NY

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Anil Gulati is the Managing Partner and a member of the Investment Committee. He is a seasoned global investment executive with deep operating and transaction experience in middle-market companies.

 

Anil began his private equity career with Coda Capital Partners where he gained an intimate understanding of private equity’s eco-system. During his tenure his responsibilities spanned deciphering areas of investment to liquidity events, deploying millions in equity capital to the middle-market within business services, consumer products and manufacturing sectors. Anil has held various global strategy consulting roles with: Sapient, Gemini Consulting and The Brooks Group.

 

Anil has an MBA, Finance and Operations, from University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and has satisfied his requirements for CPA licensure.

Vic Verma
Principal
New York, NY

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Vic Verma is a Principal and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to Stelaris, Vic was a key member of the investment teams at multi-billion dollar funds Patriarch Partners and Mason Capital Management. At Patriarch, he played a vital role in the turnaround and growth of six consumer products companies and served on the Board of Directors.

 

Vic worked with HJ Heinz, a global consumer products company in operations. At Heinz, he increased the firm's revenue by helping lead the launch of several new products, changed the course of declining household US brands and saved millions of dollars by eliminating redundant cost from existing products.

 

Vic has an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Technology, First Division, from Guru Nanak Dev University's (India) Food Engineering program.

George Pohle
Operating Partner
New York, NY

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George Pohle is an Operating Partner and a member of the Investment Committee. George has over 25 years working in a variety of industries, including business services, high technology, telecommunications, media, and general manufacturing. He has held CEO, Board, and line management roles at IBM and Lucent Technologies as well as startup organizations. George is well respected for creating a number of teams that have successfully navigated exponential growth as well as significant turn-arounds. In addition he has experience in all aspects of strategic acquisitions, from strategic screening, to due diligence through post-merger integration. Much of George's experience has been global in nature and he has spent a significant amount of time working in Europe and Asia.

 

George has an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science from the Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, he has completed and developed multiple advanced executive courses at Harvard Business School.