About Us

 A creative and flexible capital provider with unparalleled execution


Consortium Finance consists of a team of experienced finance professionals backed by some of the nation’s largest and most reputable financial institutions.  We are based in San Francisco and provide coverage throughout North America to our clients in offering flexible capital solutions coupled with execution certainty.   

John Felix

John Felix, the founder of Consortium Finance, was previously with D. E. Shaw within the Direct Capital strategy where he opened and then led the San Francisco office for 7 years.  While at D. E. Shaw, John’s team was dedicated to providing debt and equity capital to private equity sponsors pursuing leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and later-stage growth financings.  Prior to D. E. Shaw, John spent nearly 20 years at Bank of America where most recently he led a team of mezzanine investment professionals deploying the bank’s committed capital.

  Vivek Shah

Vivek Shah was previously a Principal at Stellus Capital Management where he led west coast operations from the firm's San Francisco office.  Prior to Stellus, Vivek worked at D. E. Shaw where he helped John Felix open the San Francisco office in 2006.  From 2003 to 2005, Vivek worked at Simmons & Company International in Houston, Texas where he focused on M&A transactions within the oil service and exploration and production niches within the energy sector.  Vivek has spent a majority of his career focusing on principal investing.    

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