Shekar Narasimhan is Managing Partner at Beekman Advisors which provides strategic advisory services to companies and investors involved in real estate, mortgage finance, affordable housing and related sectors. He also serves as Chairman of Papillon Capital, focused on sustainable infrastructure investing in emerging markets. Prior to Beekman, Shekar was Managing Director at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and Chairman/CEO of The WMF Group, Ltd., a publicly-traded company and one of the largest U.S. commercial real estate finance companies when acquired by Prudential. He serves as Chairman and Founder of the AAPI Victory Fund, focused on mobilizing the political power of the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Shekar received a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an M.B.A. from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.