Team

Muthu Meenakshi, Founder & Principal

Muthu is an accomplished Finance & Compliance Consultant, with over 18 years of experience selling, implementing and delivering banking, and related regulatory & compliance solutions. With a long-standing interest in helping entrepreneurs access capital with confidence, she founded Prime Capital in 2013 as a minority women owned financial services firm registered in the state of New Jersey. Along with the Principals of the firm in US and India, Muthu has since grown the firm into a global, boutique financial services firm, offering Financial Solutions, M&A Advisory and Independent Sponsorship services to mid-market firms in US and across Asia.

Venkat Krishnan, Partner

Venkat is US based Management Consultant, Finance Executive, and an Investment Banker, with over 25+ years of experience in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Life Sciences and Technology sectors, with an international consulting background. In his prior life as a Partner, Global Practice Leader, Venkat has led large international consulting engagements in Finance, Risk & Compliance, Tax & Regulatory Reporting implementations for Fortune 500 Corporations.

Bindu Parthiban, Principal

Bindu is the Managing Partner of an India-based boutique investment bank focused on M&A and Capital Raise. She has worked with major corporate houses in Southern India, helping them raise Capital.Bindu has an MBA from Madras University, and Masters in English Literature. Her core competencies include M&A and Capital Raise.

Lakshmi Sudarshan, Principal

Lakshmi is an experienced finance professional, with a background in public accounting, taxation, and auditing. She previously worked for State Street Corporation where she handled major funds for Black Rock and analyzed and evaluated fund’s performance on a daily basis. She is a Certified Public Accountant by education.

Lori Marino, Principal

Lori Marino joined Prime Capital in February 2019, with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Most recently with Morgan Stanley. Lori has held executive positions at global, specialty lines insurance carriers and start-up ventures. She is an expert in the management liability space. Lori was responsible for a $250M portfolio of Directors’ and officers’ liability, serving Fortune 1000 clients.

Lori is also a trustee of the Two Hawks Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Lisa Marino. She received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Padma Radhakrishnan, Associate

Padma Radhakrishnan joined Prime Capital as an associate in  August 2019. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from the College of New Jersey. Padma has previously worked with Goldman Sachs in their Corporate Treasury/Liquidity Risk group and interned with large organizations like Johnson & Johnson. 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Lakshmi Raghavan

Dr.Raghavan is a successful entrepreneur with more than 25 years of technical and business development expertise. Lakshmi Raghavan, PhD is currently the Founder and President of Solaris Pharma Corporation, leading its Research & Development, Business Development and overall corporate strategy. Prior to Solaris Pharma Corporation, Dr. Raghavan founded DermPathe Pharmaceuticals in 2010, a contract research organization providing contract research & development services in topical product development and pre-clinical services.

Dr Raghavan is the Chairman of the In vitro Committee that is part of the Q3 Microstructure Steering Committee. He is also the Community Leader of the AAPS Topical & Transdermal Group.

Dr Raghavan holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physics from the University of Madras, Chennai, India and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. He has more than 40 research publications and several book chapters.

Vinny Chawla

Vinny Chawla is an accomplished banker and a commercial real estate specialist. With a track record of building $1B consumer lending portfolio for an European bank in US, Vinny was responsible for launching retail wealth management division across 70 branches in US. In a banking career spanning 15 years, Vinny had worked for Santander Bank, Sovereign Bank and First Union in consumer lending, branch management, and wealth management divisions.

Since 2015, Vinny chose to become a commercial realtor with the renowned regional firm of Joseph R. Ridolfi & Associates LLC. Combining his banking expertise, financing knowledge, Vinny specializes in sale and leasing in warehousing & logistics, medical office, retail, land development, NNN, and investment properties.

A graduate of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Vinny serves as a Board Member of Economic Development Advisory Commission of Hamilton Township, NJ. He was formerly chairman, Vice chairman with the commission, in an association lasting 18 years and has been instrumental in conducting a very successful job fair for several years now, supporting the local community and economy.