- B.A., Univ. of Kansas and Washington Univ., St. Louis
- MBA, University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School
- Association for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles
- Board Member, Urubu Agency, Inc.
- Turnaround Management Association
- Young Presidents' Organization
"My approach to solving the capital needs of our clients has been defined by the mindset that 'in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.' We don’t just settle for the 'what' or 'how' of our clients' success, we tenaciously uncover the 'why'. That’s how we take the ordinary and deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients."
Rajesh Sood has more than 27 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets and financial restructurings. Mr. Sood has served as the lead advisor in raising senior and junior capital to support refinancings, rescue financings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital, and acquisition financing.
He has represented clients in a wide range of industries including restaurant and retail, manufacturing, business services, building products, consumer products, and healthcare. Prior to joining FocalPoint, Mr. Sood was a senior member of the leveraged finance team at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and worked in the corporate finance and leveraged finance group at NationsBanc Montgomery Securities. In 2018-2019 he was profiled in the Los Angeles Business Journal as among the region’s “Most Influential Investment Bankers”. Mr. Sood holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Kansas and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics related to debt capital markets and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.