Zaheed Poptia

Chief Executive Officer & Director at CardSwap, Inc.

Zaheed Poptia

Zaheed Poptia

Chief Executive Officer & Director at CardSwap, Inc.

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CardSwap, Inc.

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82

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Founding Partner at EdgeStone Capital Partners, Inc.

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Partner at Ironbridge Equity Partners Management Ltd.

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Founder at Signal Hill Equity Partners, Inc.

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Senior Vice President & Global Head of Private Investments at The Public Sector Pension Investment Board

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Senior Associate at Signal Hill Equity Partners, Inc.

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Senior Associate-Operations at Signal Hill Equity Partners, Inc.

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Vice President, Private Equity at Regimen Partners

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Former Vice President, Portfolio at Signal Hill Equity Partners, Inc.

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Former Professional at Concord Elevator, Inc.

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Vice President at Signal Hill Equity Partners, Inc.

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Zaheed Poptia
Chief Executive Officer & Director at CardSwap, Inc.
Education

The University of Western Ontario, which is commonly referred to among Canadian universities as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River running through the eastern portion. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863.

MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Director
2009 - Current

CardSwap, Inc. engages in buying and selling gift cards through online. The company was founded by Frances Ho and Zaheed Poptia in 2009 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Vice President
Prior

Signal Hill Equity Partners focuses on Canadian mid-market companies operating in the fields of business & consumer services, specialty manufacturing, building products, food and consumer products and resource services with an enterprise value ranging between $15 million to $75 million and make equity investments typically ranging from $10 million to $30 million.The firm provides financing for management transition issues, financial & operating restructurings, acquisitions & growth opportunities and corporate carve-outs.The firm partners with entrepreneurs who share their goal of building lasting businesses of scale that generate both personal and financial returns and seeks to make control equity investments in established and differentiated businesses.

Associate
Prior

EdgeStone Capital Partners' investment process consists of a detailed evaluation methodology in selecting investments appropriate to a particular fund's investment strategy.The firm believes that collaborating with properly motivated, highly experienced, and very capable management teams is fundamental to realizing superior investment returns. EdgeStone considers such issues as expected growth rate and maturity, sensitivity to economic cycles, intensity of competition, barriers to entry and exit, relative power of suppliers and customers to influence profits, availability of substitutes, potential substitutes or new technologies that could negatively influence the industry, and the average profitability and return on capital resulting from these factors.EdgeStone favors companies that are leaders in their industries or that dominate an industry niche. They attempts to lead or co-lead their investments. The firm makes investments in companies where there is a clearly defined exit strategy. Preferred exit options include sale to a strategic or financial buyer, sale to management, share repurchase by the company, initial or secondary public offering or financial restructuring.

Boards & Committees
Chief Executive Officer & Director
2009 - Current

CardSwap, Inc. engages in buying and selling gift cards through online. The company was founded by Frances Ho and Zaheed Poptia in 2009 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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