Founding Partner and CEO
Ali brings an in-depth understanding of the financial markets with specific expertise in the energy and technology sectors. He is the chair of the firm’s executive and investment committees.
In addition, he’s the Executive Chairman of Northgate Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm with $5 billion in assets under management. Northgate is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an office in Mexico City.
Prior to co-founding TCP in 1998, he worked in various departments at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, including Equity Research, Equity Proprietary Trading and Principal Investments specializing in Technology and Energy investments. Ali is the former vice-chairman of the advisory council at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) where he served for seven years. He is a also a former council member of the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) at Stanford University. Ali holds a B.Sc. from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from Stanford. He also received the “Best article of the year” award from the Wharton Journal in 1988.
Ali possesses a Series 7 NASD Registration and has been approved by the FSA under section 59 of FSMA to perform certain controlled functions for TCP UK.