Kasra has over 17 years of experience in M&A and private equity. Prior to founding Emerson, he served as a Business Development Director for H.I.G. Capital, a middle market private equity fund, which along with its credit affiliates manage over $27 billion in assets. In his almost seven years with the firm he originated over 1,000 investment opportunities, leading to multiple platform company acquisitions, add-on transactions, and joint venture relationships.
Prior to H.I.G. he served as a Vice President of Alpha Omega Capital Partners, a mid-Atlantic based middle market investment bank. In his six years with the firm he served as lead advisor on over 75 client engagements across a variety of industries, representing companies with collectively more than $600 million in revenues and over $240 million in completed transactions and assignments.
Kasra began his career in corporate finance as a summer Associate with Matrix Capital Markets Group in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.