FOUNDERS & PARTNERS
Our Managing Partners have extensive backgrounds in M&A and launching and establishing new businesses. They have also built and run complex and global technology, services, and operations teams. NTV in-house analysts bring additional dimension and depth to our group and assist with evaluating: market and consumer trends, domestic and global economic developments, revenue/expense/margin management, new opportunity identification, and business news and regulatory changes.
MIKE ABBAEICO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNERview bio+
Mike is the Co-founder and a Managing Partner at NTV. Mike has been a visionary executive throughout his career, initiating a number of M&A activities, transformations, turnarounds, and growth initiatives.
Mike retired from Broadridge Solutions Inc. where he served as Vice Chairman and Head of Broadridge Customer Communications, a multi-channel communications business that services more than 900 clients and over 138 million consumers, with a revenue of over $1.5 billion.
He joined the company when he sold DST Systems, Inc’s (“DST”) North American customer communications business to Broadridge and created the industry’s premier customer communications provider.
Prior to joining Broadridge, Mike served as Head of DST Customer Communications, overseeing DST’s customer communications business segment. Before that, he served as President of DST Brokerage Solutions, where Mike shaped the company’s strategic direction for U.S. broker-dealers.
He previously served as Managing Partner for Finix Business Strategies and CEO of Finix Converge both of which he founded and subsequently sold to DST. At Finix, Mike was responsible for the firm’s overall advisory and social networking services and worked directly with asset managers, brokerage firms, financial institutions, and Fortune 2000 companies.
His executive leadership positions include serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Operations Officer at Legg Mason and President of Legg Mason Technology Services. Mike has also served in leadership roles with Kidder Peabody, Lehman Brothers, CS First Boston and Bell Laboratories.
Mike holds a master’s degree in Industrial Management and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
- Broadridge Solutions, Inc.
- DST Systems, Inc.
- Finix Business Strategies
- Finix Converge
- Legg Mason
- Kidder Peabody
- Lehman Brothers
- CS First Boston
- Bell Laboratories
BRIJ SHARMACO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNERview bio+
Brij is the Co-founder and a Managing Partner at NTV. Brij has more than 25 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and investor in the U.S., India, and GCC Region.
Brij founded Tela Sourcing, Inc., an outsourcing company focused on servicing the U.S. healthcare insurance market. Tela served more than 50 health insurance clients and was recognized by Gartner as one of the leading specialized company in healthcare services. Brij successfully sold Tela to TriZetto, Inc., a healthcare technology and solution company controlled by Apax Private Equity.
Most recently, through a joint venture with Davita Inc., Brij founded Express Clinics, a network of owned primary care and population health management centers in India. Davita is a Fortune 500 U.S.-based healthcare company. Ultimately, Brij provided a successful exit to Davita by purchasing their shareholding.
Brij is also the Founder of MDIndia, one of the largest third-party administrators of health insurance services in India. MDIndia manages more than 40 million lives, processes over $1 billion in premiums and provides healthcare access through a contracted national network of more than 4,500 hospitals and healthcare centers.
Brij has an MBA from Yale University and is an engineering graduate of the College of Engineering, Pune, India. Brij is an active investor and has ongoing involvement with ventures in the healthcare technology, outsourcing, and mobile commerce space. Brij has also been an advisor since 2010 to the $50 million Somerset Private Equity Fund, which is focused on healthcare investments in India.
- Tela Sourcing, Inc.
- Davita Inc.
- Express Clinics
DARIA ABBAEIDIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONSview bio+
Daria Abbaei is the Director of Investor Relations at Naples Technology Ventures, where she is responsible for interacting with all of our current and future LPs.
Prior to NTV, Daria held several senior level positions at SKOUT Cybersecurity including Customer Success Lead, Chief of Staff, and Director of Partner Enablement. In her role as Director of Partner Enablement, Daria was responsible for all client deployments and onboarding functions, and oversaw all professional service engagements. While focusing on the direct client and partner experience, she managed relationships and built a high level of trust with top tier customers where she sustained business growth and profitability by maximizing value. Daria’s team was responsible for onboarding direct clients and partners in a seamless, rapid, and efficient manner. In order to do so, Daria believes in a transparent, open communication model where she always makes herself available in order to ensure the client’s needs are always met.
Daria attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a degree in Psychology and Management. While in school, Daria also worked as an Operations Manager for a spirit company.
WINSTON BENNETTAnalystview bio+
Winston is an Analyst at Naples Technology Ventures responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence, and emerging industry research.
Prior to joining NTV, Winston served as a Senior Venture Analyst at Excell Partners. At Excell Partners, Winston was tasked with conducting initial screening, market research, and due diligence on prospective companies within their geographic region. Winston also worked as an Associate Consultant at Stretford End Solutions. At Stretford End Solutions, Winston conducted market research, company valuation, and helped with a financial raise for a startup.
Winston attended Siena College in New York and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Political Science while playing Division 1 Soccer. Winston continued his education at the University of Rochester-Simon Business School where he earned a Master of Science degree in Finance.
ERIC LATINPrincipal and Head of Investmentsview bio+
Eric is a Principal at Naples Technology Ventures (NTV), where he is responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence and oversight. He brings over 15 years of experience in technology and alternative investing.
Prior to joining NTV, he was Chief Operating Officer at Equable Shares, where he helped build the company and its business managing options trading strategies. Previously, Eric helped create the alternative investment program for Attucks Asset Management and spent nearly 10 years at HFR, where he managed hedge fund strategies for institutional investors. Additionally, Eric co-founded Turfmetrics, a software company in the AgTech industry.
Eric has a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.
CAMERON ROTHFinancial Controllerview bio+
Cameron Roth started with Naples Technology Ventures in the beginning of 2019 as a part-time analyst. Since then, Cameron has played a significant role in all aspects of the firm. Currently, Cameron holds a position as NTV’s Financial Controller and Analyst, where he sources deals and partakes in extensive diligence on all prospective companies.
Cameron graduated with his Bachelors in Business Management/Entrepreneurship, where he gained extensive experience in entrepreneurial venture operations.