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Partner Profiles

Rajiv Ramchandran
Founding Partner

Rajiv Ramchandran is a Founding Partner at Kara Partners focused on growth capital, project finance and cross-border investments for firms worldwide. Rajiv has over 30 years of business leadership and expertise in M&A, corporate finance, strategic leadership, organizational change management, business development, and global operations.  The firm maintains a network of partnerships spanning Financial Advisors, PE bankers, Wealth Advisors and Business Owners worldwide through personal connects and prior working relationships.

Rajiv has played senior executive roles for Fortune 500 firms and managed international operations across US, India, Mexico and Brazil. More recently, Rajiv was the Regional Director for Rainwater Business Advisers where he drove sell-side and buy-side M&A Advisory for the lower middle market firms. Rajiv was also a Partner at ONE to ONE Corporate Finance, a boutique M&A Advisory firm focused on cross-border transactions for middle market firms.

Rajiv has an MBA in Finance from the Chicago Booth School of Business, and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Space Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.  He is a US Citizen and resides in Houston, TX.

Doug Young
Managing Partner

Since 2005, Mr. Young has owned and operated the Business Owners Network, LLC, a Texas limited Liability corporation which has successfully placed over $800 million in private equity for project financing, working capital, and capital expenditures in companies with revenues ranging between $2 million-200 million.


Prior to starting the Business Owners Network, LLC, Mr. Young was an investment advisor and financial planner to some of the largest medical foundations in Texas. He was responsible for advising and investing over $500 million in assets for foundations, trusts, and family portfolios.

Over the past 35 years, Mr. Young has worked in the financial services industry as a financial consultant to business owners, private foundations, and corporate executives. Mr. Young has co-founded several private corporations in the chemical manufacturing, agricultural, and environmental clean-up industries. Mr. Young has actively participated in the management process as a board member, investor, and consultant.   

Mr. Young is a Certified Financial Planner Licensee and holds series 7 and 63 securities licenses. He received a BBA degree from the University of Texas, at Austin, and has advanced certifications in the areas of financial markets analysis and portfolio strategies.

Mr. Young currently resides in Spring, Texas. He has three grown children and lives with his wife of 49 years; he served his country in Vietnam, and attained the rank of Captain.     


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