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. Mr. Yeghnazar and his team managed over $2 billion of equity capital (~$3.5 billion of gross capital) with strong returns over his tenure. In 2012, JP Morgan finalized its purchase of Highbridge Capital, merging the hedge fund into JP Morgan Asset Management. In 2011 Mr. Yeghnazar founded, and in 2015 became CIO of, a family foundation and charitable fund focused on the fight against anti-trafficking and other relief initiatives globally.
As an advisor, Mr. Yeghnazar is the founder and Managing Director of 1V1sion Capital, a boutique merchant bank and private secondary trading firm affiliated with Nebari Securities, LLC, (member FINRA, SIPC). 1V1sion has worked on sourcing, underwriting and placing capital in ground up luxury real estate development, renewable energy and consumer entertainment. Mr. Yeghnazar is also a partner at BLK Holdings, a consultancy that has advised on ~$1.7 billion of capital raised for emerging managers. Mr. Yeghnazar started his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. where between 2002 and 2006 he helped raise $18 billion of capital ($4.5 billion as bookrunning manager) to fund leveraged buyouts and refinancings for premier private equity sponsors.
As an operator, from 2019 to early 2020, Mr. Yeghnazar was the CEO of Orlando Motorsports Park, a $145 million automotive racetrack and amusement center development project in Orlando with operating partner Exotics Racing of Las Vegas and Tavistock Corporation. From 2016 to 2018 Mr. Yeghnazar was CEO/Director of Petro-Victory Energy, a Canadian energy exploration company, helping negotiate and bid over $200 million for acquisitions of oil and gas producing assets from PetroBras in Brazil. While CEO, Petro-Victory completed the purchase of working interests in three fields, won five blocks of exploration licenses in government bid rounds and embarked on its own drilling and exploration program.
Mr. Yeghnazar is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned Business and Economics degrees and sat on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Haas School of Business for five years.