EthosData was created and is managed by professionals with executive experience at McKinsey & Co., GE Capital, Credit Suisse and First Data. The EthosData team has first hand experience in key business areas such as deal making, corporate governance, operations and investment management.
Francisco was named Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2007. Francisco brings an unique combination of skills and experience to the Company. With over 17 years of professional experience, Francisco has experience both in management, strategic and operation roles in several industries.
Prior to joining EthosData, Francisco was President Mobile Payments and Prepaid Services for First Data International. During his tenure in First Data, he was also in charge of its international growth strategy.
Before First Data, Francisco was Managing Director of Teknoland, a Spanish Internet holding which was acquired by Terra Lycos (Telefonica) in 2001. In this role he led the growth of the company in Spain and Latin America and the execution of a number of significant acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to managing Teknoland, he was part of the business development team at GE Capital, reporting to the President of GE Capital Europe. During his tenure he participated on a number of transactions and attained approval from Jack Welch to establish an early stage venture fund for GE Capital.
Prior to his role in GE Capital, Francisco was a consultant with McKinsey and Company for five years. He served the financial services, consumer goods and energy sectors with a focus on corporate finance and strategy.
Francisco received a MBA from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science from California State University. He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Rishi Khosla is the CEO and one of the Founders of Copal Partners. His primary responsibilities are overseeing the company’s global business development activities.
Rishi also advises Lakshmi N. Mittal on his private equity and venture investments. His 1999 tech vintage venture portfolio has realized two billion dollar enterprises – PayPal and IndiaBulls. Investments included the most successful Indian venture investment to date with a 150x capital return.
Previously he was in the business development team at GE Capital, reporting to the President of GE Capital Europe. During his tenure he attained approval from Jack Welch to establish an early stage venture fund for GE Capital, which he co-managed.
Rishi is a Board Member of TiE UK, a charity which promotes entrepreneurship. He is also a Trustee of New Philanthropy Capital, an organization providing independent research and tailored advice on the most effective ways to support charities. He is also the Chairman of Dev Property Development, a London listed Real Estate Development Company.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University College London, and a Masters in Accounting & Finance from London School of Economics where he was awarded a scholarship by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Joel Perlman is President and one of the Founders of Copal Partners. He set up the company’s India research centers and manages the global service delivery activities of the firm.
Previously, he founded and managed Latin Venture, a marketing firm with operations in the US and major Latin American markets.
Before that, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he participated in several engagements with Fortune 100 companies, with emphasis on business strategy, growth and process reengineering in the banking industry.
Joel is an advisor to CarullaVivero, the largest food retailer in Colombia with over USD 1 billion in sales, and Zumba, the largest branded fitness program in the US.
He has an undergraduate degree with honors in Finance and Philosophy from Georgetown University and a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.