Leadership

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Behzad Taufiq

Managing Principal

Co-Chief Investment Officer

Behzad Taufiq is a Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Valentus Capital Management ("Valentus"), which is the General Partner of the Valentus Funds and was formed in March 2020. Along with Mr. Chun, Mr. Taufiq is responsible for all investment decisions and management operations of Valentus.

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Derek Boirun

Senior Advisor

Derek Boirun is an entrepreneur with institutional experience in commercial real estate development, EB-5 capital investments, and blockchain-based investing.

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James Boyajian

Senior Advisor

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.

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Soohuck Chun

Managing Principal

Co-Chief Investment Officer

Soohuck Chun is a Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Valentus Capital Management ("Valentus"), which is the General Partner of the Valentus Funds and was formed in March 2020. Along with Mr. Taufiq, Mr. Chun is responsible for all investment decisions and management operations of Valentus.

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Ehab M. Samuel

Senior Advisor

Ehab Samuel has over 16 years of experience in intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, litigation and licensing as well as copyright, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition.

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Sundeep Gokaraju

Managing Director

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.

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Patrick Yeghnazar

Senior Advisor

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.

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