Manan K. Shah, a Focus Managing Partner, has over eighteen years of consulting, management and M&A advisory experience in the government, aerospace, defense, business process outsourcing, software and information technology sectors. Leader of the Government, Aerospace & Defense group at Focus, Mr. Shah has completed a number of M&A transactions for clients such as Avialec, Blue Canopy, Calibre Systems, Camber Corporation, Cambridge Systems and Global Science & Technology among others. He has also represented numerous clients in the software, information technology, engineering and other professional services firms in successful M&A and corporate finance transactions. Mr. Shah is also an expert in cross border transactions particularly between US and India.
Previously, as a Vice President of S3, a boutique investment-bank, Mr. Shah was involved in providing M&A advisory, valuation and corporate finance services to companies with revenues of $20M to $50M. Prior to that, he founded two software companies where he raised over $12M in early stage investment capital between the two companies. As President & CEO of Creative Technology, a next generation broadband application company, he conceived, conceptualized and established the foundation and was responsible for all the disciplines. As a Co-founder and Vice President of Digital Reach, a human asset management software company, he oversaw all operational aspects. As a Director at ERP Technologies, an ERP systems integrator, he was responsible for managing a consulting practice focusing on enterprise system implementations for mid-size customers. Here he provided a support to launching an India based consulting organization that was later successfully sold.
Previously, Mr. Shah served as a Principal at Cap Gemini, a global systems integrator. Here he worked in a variety of management and technology consulting positions and provided instrumental support to new revenue establishment efforts. He provided sales, project management and consulting support for accounts such as Bridgestone/Firestone, Iams Pet Foods and Millennium Inorganic. He was involved in multi-million dollar engagements providing ERP and Supply Chain expertise, business process reengineering and application development.
Mr. Shah has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University, India. He also holds a variety of professional certifications.
Manan K. Shah
1133 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036