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Rajesh Kothari

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Management


300 Park Street
Suite 400
Birmingham, MI 48009





Mr. Kothari is a co-founder and Managing Director of Cascade Partners, an investment banking and private investment firm that assists companies with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate finance activities. In addition, Cascade Partners makes are variety of control and non-control investment in companies in the manufacturing, business service, technology and healthcare sectors. Mr. Kothari continues to manage Seneca Health Partners, a healthcare focused venture capital fund that he formed. Currently, Mr. Kothari serves on a variety of corporate and not-for-profit Board of Directors including Priority Health, Micro Machine Company, LLC, MedBio, Inc., Providence Health Foundation, and the CAP Foundation as well as a board observer for Critical Signal Technologies and RedPath Integrated Pathology. Prior to founding Cascade Partners, Mr. Kothari was co-founder and Managing Director of Seneca Partners, Inc., a similar investment banking and private investment firm where he was responsible for many of the firms’ transaction. He also served as a Director at Beringea (formerly GMA Capital), a boutique investment-banking and venture capital firm. Mr. Kothari has also served as an Investment Officer for ProVen Private Equity in London, England, a venture capital affiliate of Beringea. Mr. Kothari began his investment career as a money manager, most prominently for Masco Corporation where he was responsible for a portfolio of $130 million in pension assets. He left Masco to co-found Cranbrook Capital Management, a $650 million money management firm, where he was Treasurer and Director of International Investing. Mr. Kothari, a Chartered Financial Analyst, earned both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.