Zahid Rahimtoola is the CFO/COO at Global Asset Capital, Inc., a global private equity investment firm with interests in real estate, structured finance and venture capital. GAC has a successful track record of investing in specialty finance/real estate assets and building growth businesses.
Prior to Global Asset Capital, Inc., he was Chief Financial Officer of IPVALUE Management, an intellectual property licensing company. Based in California, Zahid has overseen worldwide financial operations for the company since 2004.
Zahid has worked at two business incubators, where he built and led the finance and administrative functions. Prior to moving into the private sector, Zahid was Senior Manager with Ernst & Young in New York, working with Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, hedge funds, and other investment firms.
Zahid has been an avid volunteer from his early days in India and most recently served for six years as the Chairman of the Grants & Review Board (financial oversight body) of the Ismaili community in the United States. In his community of Palo Alto, California, Zahid has been treasurer in multiple local nonprofits that focus on early childhood education and youth development activities.
Zahid qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in London and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Mumbai in India.