Suken Shah is an experienced private equity investor with 15 years of experience investing in and building businesses. Prior to co-founding Spotlight Equity Partners, as part of his own investment company, he was the architect behind and led the acquisitions of iCongo and hybris, both leading providers of enterprise software and on-demand solutions for e-commerce, multi-channel commerce, master data management, and order management. iCongo and hybris were subsequently merged and sold to SAP, a U.S. publicly-traded company. He also led the acquisition of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy software solutions to hospitals and commercial laboratories, which was sold to Roper Industries, a U.S. publicly-traded company. Suken has a consistent track record of delivering strong investor returns, and the prior investment company that Suken founded and led outperformed 95% of its private equity group peers.
Over his career, Suken has acquired or invested in more than 20 companies with combined enterprise value exceeding $3 billion. Prior to co-founding and managing his own investment companies, Suken was a founding member and Principal of Huntsman Gay Global Capital (HGGC), and prior to that he was a Vice President at Prospect Partners. At both HGGC and Prospect Partners, Suken was involved in all aspects of deal sourcing, execution, and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Prospect Partners, Suken was an Associate at Weston Presidio Capital, and previously he worked at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (now Metalmark Capital). He began his career as an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs & Co., focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
Suken enjoys traveling and various sports including snowboarding, volleyball, and tennis. He is also an Eagle Scout. Suken graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with honors from Northwestern University, where he earned a BA degree in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.