Head of Strategic Relationships and Partner
Rahul is a Partner on AEA’s Middle Market Private Equity team. He became the Head of Strategic Relationships in 2021. In his role, he focuses on AEA’s investments in the industrials sector as well as manages AEA’s intermediary, lender and sponsor relationships. He is currently on the boards of Swanson Industries and Verdesian Life Sciences, and previously sat on the board of TricorBraun. Rahul also served on the board of former AEA portfolio companies Pro Mach and Spectrum Plastics Group.
Prior to joining AEA, Rahul was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co. in Chicago, advising both corporate and private equity clients on strategic issues including business unit strategy, investment evaluation, post merger integration and operations. During his time there, he advised clients across a wide variety of industries including general industrials, consumer products, retail, telecommunications and services sectors.
Rahul earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University.