Reza Satchu

Founding Chairman, NEXT Canada and Managing Partner, Alignvest Management Corp

Reza Satchu is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Alignvest Management Corporation. Mr. Satchu has substantial experience as an entrepreneur and investor. He has co-founded, built and managed several operating businesses from inception including: SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company with over 225 employees and investors that included KKR and Sequoia Capital, which was sold to Ariba for $925 million; StorageNow which became Canada’s second largest self-storage company prior to being sold to InStorage REIT for $110 million; and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, a fixed-income broker dealer with over $220 million of equity and mezzanine capital, 150 employees and 850 customers.

Previously, Mr. Satchu spent 12 years in New York where he was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, a $1.5 billion private equity firm, and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Satchu has received “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™” Award and the 2011 Management Achievement Award from McGill University (2011). He is on the Board of Directors of KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation where he is Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee (having served as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2011) and is a member of the Canadian Advisory Board to the Harvard Business School. Reza is also an Adjunct Professor and the creator of the University of Toronto's most highly-rated undergraduate course (2004-2010 consecutively), “The Economics of Entrepreneurship”.

Mr. Satchu holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.