Martis Capital
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Team

We are a team of financial professionals and clinicians with more than 125 combined years of experience.

 

Barry Uphoff

Founding & Managing Partner

Barry UphoffFounding & Managing Partner

Prior to Martis Capital, Barry was a Senior Investment Professional at Silver Point Capital. Prior to Silver Point, Barry was a Director with Trivest where he led the firm’s healthcare investing. Prior to Trivest, Barry was a founding Partner of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants.

Barry received a BA in Biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, Phi Beta Kappa. Barry read for a Diploma in Law and an MSc in Medicine at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Barry also received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Shahab Vagefi

Founding Partner

Shahab VagefiFounding Partner

Prior to Martis Capital, Shahab was a Senior Associate in the U.S. Growth Buyout fund at The Carlyle Group. Prior to Carlyle, Shahab worked in Investment Banking with Credit Suisse First Boston and JP Morgan H&Q.

Shahab received a joint BA-MA degree in International Relations and Economics with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the Johns Hopkins University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Shahab also received an MBA from Northwestern University.

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Andrea Pekala

CFO & CCO

Andrea PekalaCFO & CCO

Prior to Martis Capital, Andrea was a Principal at The Carlyle Group working in fund management, strategic operations, and overseeing the administration of Carlyle’s U.S. Growth Buyout, Infrastructure, and Mexico funds. Andrea started her career at PwC.

Andrea received a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland and is a CPA (currently non-active).

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Mario Moreno

PRINCIPAL

Mario MorenoPRINCIPAL

Prior to Martis Capital, Mario was an Associate in the Buyout fund at The Carlyle Group focused on the healthcare industry. Prior to Carlyle, Mario worked in Investment Banking in the Retail & Consumer and Latin American groups at Credit Suisse.

Mario received a BBA with a double major in Finance and International Business from Emory University and an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Owen Davis

PRINCIPAL

Owen DavisPRINCIPAL

Prior to Martis Capital, Owen was a Vice President at Francisco Partners focused on middle-market buyout and growth equity investments. Prior to Francisco Partners, Owen worked at Archer Capital. He started his career at McKinsey & Company.

Owen received a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Aabed Meer, MD

DIRECTOR

Aabed Meer, MDDIRECTOR

Prior to Martis Capital, Aabed spent time with New Enterprise Associates and ExploraMed Development. He has conducted research with Kaiser Permanente and the UK’s National Health Service, and currently serves on the faculty of Stanford University.

Aabed received an undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University, where he also attended medical school.

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Chris Beall

DIRECTOR

Chris BeallDIRECTOR

Prior to Martis Capital, Chris worked at Quad-C Management Inc. as an Associate focused on middle-market buyouts. Prior to Quad-C, Chris worked in Investment Banking in the Retail & Consumer Group at Citi.

Chris received a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

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Vladimir Andonov

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Vladimir AndonovSENIOR ASSOCIATE

Prior to Martis Capital, Vladimir worked at Capricorn Investment Group as an Investment Analyst. Prior to Capricorn, Vladimir worked in Investment Banking in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan.

Vladimir received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Phillip Campbell

ASSOCIATE

Phillip CampbellASSOCIATE

Prior to Martis Capital, Phillip was an Associate at CIT Group where he focused on leverage finance and M&A advisory services in healthcare. Prior to CIT, Phillip was an Analyst at HJ Sims, a merchant bank exclusively operating in the senior living space.

Phillip received a BS in Finance & Accounting from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

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Yosha Huang

ASSOCIATE

Yosha HuangASSOCIATE

Prior to Martis Capital, Yosha worked in Investment Banking in the Technology group at Stifel Nicolaus.

Yosha received a BA in Statistics from UC Berkeley.

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Joyce Zhang

ASSOCIATE

Joyce ZhangASSOCIATE

Prior to Martis Capital, Joyce worked in Investment Banking in the Healthcare group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Joyce received a BBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.

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Gina Woodward

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Gina WoodwardEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Prior to Martis Capital, Gina worked at Notre Dame de Namur University as the Assistant to the President. Prior to NDNU, Gina worked in the San Mateo School District.

Gina received a BA in Marketing from San Francisco State University.

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Alexandra Kilbane

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Alexandra KilbaneEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Prior to Martis Capital, Alex worked in office management with Red Five Security, LLC. Prior to Red Five, Alex worked in property management with Berkshire Property Advisors, LLC.

Alex received a BA in Communications from the College of Charleston.