Founder and CEO
Clariti Strategic Advisors
Rahul is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clariti Strategic Advisors TM, a Toronto based independent investment banking and strategic advisory boutique.
Prior to founding Clariti, he was an Operating Advisor with The Carlyle Group, a U.S. based global alternative asset manager with over US$200 billion of assets under management. Rahul was previously the Head of Growth (Emerging) Markets investment and corporate banking with BMO Capital Markets. From 2000 to 2008, Rahul was a senior executive and one of the top five named officers with Celestica Inc., a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product life-cycle solutions within the electronics manufacturing industry. At Celestica, he initially devised and executed the non-organic growth and diversification strategy for the company, following which he took over full P&L responsibility and engineered a highly successful turn-around of the company’s multibillion-dollar Enterprise division.
From 1989 to 1997, Rahul was a senior lawyer and partner with Davies, Ward & Beck (now Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg), where his practice focused on M&A and corporate finance. In 1997, he was hired as a senior M&A professional by BMO Capital Markets, where he practised until his move to Celestica.
Rahul has written and delivered several papers on derivative products and innovative financing techniques in mergers and acquisitions. He was nominated for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award; and he received the bronze medal in the Canadian investment banking partners’ exam. He has been a visiting professor at Queen’s University Law School, where he taught advanced corporate law and M&A, has served as Policy Advisor to the Chairman and Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission and acts from time to time as an expert witness in high profile securities litigation matters. Rahul has served as the Chair of the Board of Daisy Intelligence Corporation, a Toronto-based applied A.I. SaaS company, and also sits on the board of HealthHub Patient Engagement Solutions Inc., a leading Canadian healthcare solutions provider.
Rahul is actively involved with giving back to the community. He sits on the board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and chairs its governance committee, and for eight years, was a board member (Vice Chair) at Covenant House, a charity dedicated to the care of homeless and trafficked youth, where he also chaired the governance committee.
Rahul has an M.A. in Law from Cambridge University, England.