Shareef ‘JB’ Batata is a Principal at Victory Partners bringing 18 years of private equity, venture capital, investment banking, technology, and telecommunications experience. Prior to joining VP, Shareef was Senior Vice President of Allegiance Capital Corporation, a lower middle-market investment bank representing families and entrepreneurs seeking to sell their businesses to strategic partners and financial sponsors. Prior to ACC, Shareef headed Silatech’s $25 million venture capital impact fund, investing in socially responsible small and medium sized enterprises.  Prior to Silatech, Shareef was Associate Vice President of EFG Hermes Private Equity, a diversified investment fund responsible for $1.2 billion of assets under management. Prior to Hermes, Shareef was Senior Associate of Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets based New York.  Prior to Citi, Shareef was a Director of a Qualcomm Atheros subsidiary headquartered in Newport Beach, California.  Shareef holds an MBA in Finance and Management with honors from Columbia Business School (2007), and a BS in Electrical Engineering cum laude from Cornell University (1995).  Shareef previously held Series 7 and 64 licenses while sponsored by Citigroup.

Masters of Business Administration, Columbia Business School

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University