Shaman Bakshi is the Managing Director of Private Equity for Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm. Shaman Bakshi has an extensive career in structured finance spanning more than 18 years. He has served as senior managing director at General Electric Capital Corporation, a leading financial institution in several business sectors with an expertise in Private Equity and Corporate Finance.
Shaman began his career as an internal auditor for General Electric. For over five years in this role he was able to drive cost out of billion dollar businesses within the GE portfolio to the tune of $750 million and increased operating efficiency twelve fold. Excelling as an auditor he became a senior audit manager and became very well known in the executive office under then Chairman and CEO Jack Welch. For his work in managing several businesses within General Electric, Shaman was tapped by Mr. Welch to lead several billion-dollar transactions within GE Healthcare in Europe, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Infrastructure, NBCUniversal, and the Antares Capital acquisition for GE Capital.
For the last fourteen years Shaman has structured equity and senior/mezzanine debt for Private Equity Sponsors, Manufacturing, Retail, Gaming, Healthcare, Tech & Media, and Real Estate industries. All told he has led originations that have committed over $20BN in financing for GE Capital clients. He is a master at developing and executing corporate finance strategies to minimize the cost of funds and maximize the return on invested capital. Shaman graduated with an MBA in Finance from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA with Highest Distinction and Summa Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.