Aarish Patell

Aarish Patell

Head of Investor Relations
I am motivated by the dedicated and knowledgeable LPs we work with. They put their trust and resources in us, and I see myself as a partner to help them achieve their goals.

Prior to Canvas, Aarish worked at Cambridge Associates, where he built custom portfolios (private equity, private credit, real assets) and served as an advisor for various medium and large-sized public and corporate pensions, including two of the five largest pensions in the country. 

Previously, Aarish worked at NEPC, where he served as research lead for European buyouts and global distressed credit. Before NEPC, Aarish had his first experience working with VCs at Fisher Lynch Capital, focusing on primary (VC and buyout) funds and co-investments. Aarish began his career at Bear Stearns as an investment banking analyst focused on M&A.

Aarish holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from UCLA.



Biography

As Head of Investor/LP Relations, Aarish builds and maintains relationships with Canvas’ LPs. He brings 15+ years of experience working alongside institutional LPs, building private investment portfolios, and conducting manager due diligence across various asset classes.

Prior to Canvas, Aarish worked at Cambridge Associates, where he built custom portfolios (private equity, private credit, real assets) and served as an advisor for various medium and large-sized public and corporate pensions, including two of the five largest pensions in the country. 

Previously, Aarish worked at NEPC, where he served as research lead for European buyouts and global distressed credit. Before NEPC, Aarish had his first experience working with VCs at Fisher Lynch Capital, focusing on primary (VC and buyout) funds and co-investments. Aarish began his career at Bear Stearns as an investment banking analyst focused on M&A.

Aarish holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from UCLA.



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You can find Aarish playing chess or tennis and planning his next international trip with his family.

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Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin. His methodology for learning has informed the way I approach challenges and develop new skills.

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