Mirza Baig is the founding Partner of ACP. As a serial entrepreneur and investor in healthcare and technology, he has been involved in scaling operations and growing sales to build large and successful businesses. He is the co-founder of Imaging Advantage, Legal Advantage, and Tech Fetch. He has led various efforts including recruiting board members, and mentoring key executives, forming strategic partnerships and leading scaling up efforts. Previously, Mirza held executive positions in investment and financial management at AOL Time Warner. He serves as a board member for civic organizations including the Young President Organization (YPO) of Northern Virginia, Medicaid of Virginia (DMAS) and Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia (UVA). Mirza also serves on the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary. Mirza is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School and he received his Bachelors with Honors from Cornell University (Econ).
Andrew Farris is a Director on the BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP) investment team within BlackRock Alternative Investors. He is responsible for performing due diligence on and monitoring private equity fund investments and direct equity co-investments. Mr. Farris joined BlackRock PEP in 2008. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Farris evaluated investments at ImpreMedia, a media acquisition platform backed by Clarity Partners. From 2001 to 2004, he was in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney where he worked on merger & acquisition and capital raising transactions. Mr. Farris earned a BA degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Princeton University in 2001 and an MBA degree, with honors, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He is a CFA charterholder.
Prior to co-founding ACP, Raheel Zia was a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Over the course of his private equity investing career, he has been responsible for over $480mm in equity investments in growing technology companies. He has provided support to management in sales and marketing, international expansion, acquisitions, new product launches, and research and development. He was the co-founder and CEO of Knumi, Inc, a mobile application software company and has served on the Boards of Benefitfocus, Wall Street On Demand, Cambridgesoft, BuyerZone, iHealth Technologies, and SyncSort. He currently works closely with Cofense and Lavu. He has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, M.Sc. in Advanced Computing from London University (England), and B.Eng (Hons) in Microelectronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.