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Management team

Mohammed S. Ghouri

Mohammed S. Ghouri

Founder and Managing Partner

Mohammed S. Ghouri, founder and managing partner at Andalus Capital, has over twenty years of corporate experience, including as a financial advisor and investment manager. He has held managerial positions at Ivy Investment Management, Verizon, Atlas Air and Tower Air. He specializes in creating hybrid business models serving institutional investors, small businesses, underserved communities and individual clients. Mr. Ghouri holds an undergraduate degree from Osmania University, an MS from New York University and an MBA from Cornell University, with further study at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University. He has a Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam (S65) license, and is an active member of the alumni associations of NYU and Cornell.

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We are always looking for talented and passionate people. If you are interested in career opportunities at Andalus Capital please send us an email with your resume and a brief description on why you feel AC is a perfect fit for you.

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Reshma Ghouri

Reshma Ghouri

Partner and Tax Advisor

Reshma Ghouri is a partner and tax advisor at Andalus Capital. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a professional tax advisor with more than fifteen years experience. She specializes in income tax planning and consulting services for high-net-worth individuals, closely held businesses and private foundations, and also has experience serving clients in the real estate industry. Ms. Ghouri holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Information Systems (Cum Laude) from Queens College, City University of New York and is licensed to practice public accounting in New York. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AISCPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

Faisal Alshalawi

Asif Dada

Regional Director

Asif Dada is a Regional Director at Andalus Capital. He worked over twenty years as a CFO in private and public sectors. Asif holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University at Chicago and earned an MBA from Western Illinois University, he further continued his education at Harvard University. He has a Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam (S65) license.

Faisal Alshalawi

John Kozey

Senior Portfolio Advisor

John Kozey develops portfolio and asset allocation strategies that fit both style-based objectives and client-based objectives. Most recently as an advisor to a Swiss family office, he developed quantitative, rules-based strategies for equities, futures and currencies. Prior to that, he developed factor portfolios and was a senior analyst at Thomson Reuters, and appeared extensively on Reuters Television and in the media. His career spans over 30 years in the industry, starting as an institutional trader and salesman. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Market Technician and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designations. He graduated from Cornell University with an MBA, majoring in finance. He graduated magna cum laude from Wilkes University with dual majors in economics and computer science.

Faisal Alshalawi

Essma Bengabsia

Intern-Analyst

Essma Bengabsia is an intern at Andalus Capital. She is an undergraduate student at New York University’s Stern School of Business concentrating in finance and information systems. She has experience in finance, financial reporting, and tax filings. Essma has held positions at CBS Corporation as the Financial Reporting intern, SSJ Law Group as the Paralegal-intern, and Smart Business Consulting as an Office Clerk.

Advisory board

Kenneth W. Gurrola, Esq

Kenneth W. Gurrola, Esq

Advisor

Kenneth Gurrola is a licensed attorney and an experienced investment banker with more than $33 billion in capital markets experience. Mr. Gurrola holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA, an MBA from Cornell University and a JD from UC Hastings. He is an active alumni of Cornell, UC Hastings and UCLA alumni organizations.

Abdur-Rahman Syed

Abdur-Rahman Syed

Advisor

Abdur-Rahman Syed has more than a decade of experience in financial services, branding and corporate strategy, with an emphasis on Islamic brands. As a brand strategist, he has contributed to the naming and design of fifteen brands launched by or for Muslims in sectors as diverse as financial services, education, food, hospitality and non-profit foundations. Mr. Syed has a BA Honors from Harvard University, with further study at the University of Chicago and Boston University. He lives in Dubai with his wife and children.