The Goradia Capital and Goradia Family Office Investment team is comprised of individuals with a unique blend of management and hands-on operating experience. The result is a group that encompasses all disciplines required to evaluate, negotiate, consummate acquisitions and provide support management to the ongoing operations of the acquired company. The team works closely and cooperatively to create winning companies with a focus on value creation.
Vijay Goradia, Founder
Vijay Goradia is a self-made success story. As an immigrant from India in the 1970s, he had a vision to develop an international chemical trading company. From a start-up, Mr. Goradia grew Vinmar International Ltd. into a prominent global marketing, distribution, and project development company with over $3.5 billion in sales in 100 countries and 45 offices worldwide.
Hemant Goradia, Co-Founder
Hemant Goradia has served as Vinmar International’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000 and currently manages all aspects of Vinmar. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, he directed the activities of the Polymers Division at Vinmar. He is presently a member of the board of directors of affiliated companies, which have majority and minority ownership in manufacturing assets in the U.S. and other countries.
Mr. Goradia received a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Shri Iyer, Managing Director
Shri Iyer has 30 years of experience in chemicals and related process industries, consulting, and private equity. Mr. Iyer has worked for Three Cities Research, McKinsey & Company, and Shell in the areas of polymers R&D, M&A, product management, management consulting, turnaround management and oversight of portfolio companies.
Mr. Iyer has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Inder Sodhi, Managing Director
Inder Sodhi has over 30 years of financial services experience and currently heads the affiliate Goradia Family Office, LLC. Mr. Sodhi has considerable experience in negotiating, diligencing and structuring of private equity and debt financings. His family office investing role includes fund allocation and oversight of various investment portfolios. Prior to joining Goradia in early 2016, he spent eleven years heading Doshi Capital and previous to that, twelve years in investment banking.
Mr. Sodhi holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and he is a CFA charter-holder. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Govt. College in Chandigarh, India.
Tom Wells, Managing Director
Thomas (Tom) Wells has more than 40 years of experience in negotiating and financing complex deal structures. He primarily works with platform companies which are controlled by the Goradia Group in managing risk and financing. Mr. Wells’ experience includes fifteen years in commercial, international banking and restructuring. He has been at Goradia Capital for seventeen years.
Mr. Wells is a graduate of the University of Texas and has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management.
Mark Antonvich, General Counsel
Mark Antonvich has over 30 years of experience as an attorney for various chemical companies, including serving as the General Counsel for Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc, Resolution Performance Products LLC, Resolution Specialty Materials LLC, and currently, Vinmar International Ltd. He has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions in his capacity as General Counsel.
Mr. Antonvich earned his legal degree from Georgetown University Law Center and began his legal career in private practice in Washington, D.C.
Tushar Bhuta, Vice President, Projects
Tushar Bhuta has over 30 years of senior managerial experience in the petrochemical industries which includes 20 years with ExxonMobil Chemical. Mr. Bhuta has lived and worked in India, Singapore, Europe and the US and managed a large assignment in the Middle East. He has extensive experience in supply chain, project management, business integration of new petrochemical projects, and product management and sales.
Mr. Bhuta earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the Dept. of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai (UDCT) in India and a MS in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Jayanta Sinha, Vice President, Operations
Jayanta (Jay) Sinha has over 30 years of senior management experience in the chemical industry with responsibilities in capital planning, mergers & acquisitions, marketing and business development, procurement, commercial contracting and project development. He works primarily with capital projects and is closely involved in the operations aspect of several group companies. Past experiences include prospect development for North American Shale, supply and pricing for Global LNG, long term off-take deals and downstream project development for the refinery and petrochemical sectors.
Mr. Sinha earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Technology in Operation Research from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India and a Master of Business Administration from Indira Gandhi National University, New Delhi, India.