MEET THE TEAM
Meet the team that transforms raw data into
We are laser focused on improving M&A deal origination and relationships. We come from a host of backgrounds and are excited to join forces with you and your team.
Kenneth Hoefer lll
Kenny joined SPS as a Research Analyst in 2021 where he helps to build and maintain our private equity database. He is responsible for buy side and sell side data collection for private equity, corporate and mezzanine deals while also ensuring that previous deals are accurate and up to date. Previously, he was a legal assistant for a law firm in Bronx, NY.
Kenny is a recent graduate of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He spends most of his free time surfing.
Vice President, Business Development
Mike is currently a VP on the Business Development team supporting our Mid-West, South, and New York City regions. He has worked in the Financial Service and Business Intelligence markets since 2009 and was previously at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch where he worked in Alternative Investments.
He is a graduate of Temple University and currently lives in Lincroft, NJ. He enjoys spending all his free time with his family and is a devoted husband and father of two children.
Associate Director, Client Strategy & Data Insights
As a member of the Client Strategy & Data Insights team, Muhammad works with complex datasets, creating actionable analyses for SPS and its clients. He also covers Chicago-based clients, and contributes to product development, marketing, and corporate culture. Prior to SPS, Muhammad worked at a boutique investment bank, completing 5 acquisitions during his tenure.
Muhammad graduated with a BA in Economics from CUNY City College of New York. He was born, raised, and still lives in New York, where he enjoys eating more sugar in a day than most people eat in a month.
Founder & CEO
As SPS’ Founder and CEO, Nadim leads strategy and product development, as well as the firm’s overall vision and growth. He is passionate about helping clients source more strategic opportunities using data analytics and insight. Nadim has become a frequent speaker at industry conferences and contributor to leading publications focused on M&A, private equity and other forms of lending.
Nadim graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and is a CFA charterholder.
Client Success Lead, Sr. Relationship Manager
Rich joined SPS in 2018, focusing his efforts on optimizing SPS’ client retention efforts as well as overall customer experience by assisting with sales and marketing initiatives. Prior to SPS he oversaw sales and marketing operations at a small B2C start up, and spent over a decade with Thomson Reuters in revenue-related roles focusing on hedge funds and alternative asset managers.
He is a graduate of Binghamton University’s School of Management. A native New Yorker, he spent most of his time growing up on or around the ice hockey rink, and currently resides with his family on Long Island.
Senior Research Analyst
Rich is a Senior Research Analyst at SPS, where he helps build and maintain the private equity database through entering and checking deals, along with routine data cleanup exercises. Rich also supports the Business Development team through data collection and is involved with the publishing of the quarterly Mezzanine Newsletter. Previously, Rich was a Research Analyst with Buyouts Insider, a publication focused on the leveraged buyout and private equity industry.
Rich attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, where he graduated Cum Laude from The O’Malley School of Business with a BBA in Finance.
Senior Research Analyst
Shivang joined the team in 2020 as a Research Analyst, where he works to update the private equity database through entering deals and performing various research projects. He has previously worked in private equity at Viscogliosi Bros., and as well as in equity/data research at MCRA.
Shivang is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Business in Storrs, CT. He lives in New York and spends all his free time watching sports or playing basketball.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of SPS, Tim’s responsibilities go beyond providing senior financial support, as he manages compliance, HR, and other administrative duties for the company. Prior to SPS, Tim worked in senior finance and administrative roles for niche companies in the data, medical marketing and manufacturing fields.
Tim graduated with his BS in Accounting at Illinois State University and earned his MA from Seton Hall University. He also attended the Wharton Business School’s Executive Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Research
Veejay Lall is currently Director of Research at SPS, where he is responsible for the management and improvement of the data collection and transformation process. Previously, he has held various positions within the Research team, helping to formulate current best practices. Prior to his tenure with SPS, Veejay worked at an Investment Bank in the Debt and Municipalities division.
Veejay received his BBA from CUNY Baruch College, and his MBA with a concentration in Financial Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.