Ripan Kadakia, ZMC

Partner, ZMC,

Ripan Kadakia joined ZMC in 2014. Mr. Kadakia is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments. Mr. Kadakia currently represents ZMC on the boards of Simeio, CommentSold, AdThrive and Logitix (fka Dynasty Sports & Entertainment). Before joining ZMC, Mr. Kadakia was an investment professional in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Warburg Pincus, where he focused on investments in the software, internet, information, business services and education industries. In his time at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Kadakia executed control buyouts and growth investments and also served as a board member or strategic advisor to several portfolio companies. Prior to Warburg Pincus, Mr. Kadakia was an investment professional at Audax Group Private Equity, where he focused on executing investments and operating middle-market companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Kadakia completed ten transactions spanning the manufacturing, distribution, software, healthcare services and financial services industry while at Audax. Mr. Kadakia began his career as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman, executing and managing projects in the United States, Africa and the Middle East for a broad range of financial institutions. Mr. Kadakia graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS in Finance and Managing E-commerce from the Wharton School and a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mr. Kadakia also earned his MBA from the Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.