AVANA Companies: A Sum of Our People

  • September 28, 2023

On the surface, one might think AVANA Companies is a team of “numbers people.” Private lenders, financial analysts, investment managers, underwriters, risk mitigators…

But we’re also relationship builders, tech innovators, community activists and so much more.

Even then, those titles represent what we “do,” not necessarily who we are, right?

As a people-first organization, AVANA Companies is the sum of our team members. Our team is the heart of our organization, across all our brands. Given everything they bring to the table, our goal is to enrich their lives as much as we enrich the lives of our clients and partners.

So, let’s get to the heart of our team – even beyond our careers, expertise and so on – because our people are amazing individuals with diverse backgrounds, passions, interests, home lives and more.

The Numbers Behind Who We Are

We Love Higher Education

  • 39 Bachelor degrees (71%)
  • 13 MBA (24%)
  • 3 CUDE designations
  • 6 CPAs
  • 3 CFAs

We’ve Clocked Some Serious Professional Experience (collectively)

  • 264,990 days; 37,752 weeks; 8,712 months; 726 years; 72 decades; 7 centuries

We Speak 23 Languages From 67 Countries

  • 32% Hindi
  • 23% Filipino
  • 13% Spanish
  • 8% Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil
  • 6% Urdu, Arabic and Kannada

We’re Adoring Pet Owners

  • 32 dogs
  • 7 fish
  • 4 cats
  • 1 aggressive bunny named Hiroshima Jim

We’re a Growing Family

  • # of Children & Grand-Children: 67 and 20 (soon to be 22)

Our Favorite Hobbies for Joyful Living

  • 25% Biking & Hiking
  • 24% Various Sports
  • 22% Traveling
  • 20% Cooking
  • 11% Movies & Gaming

We Love Food, Particularly:

  • 40% Indian
  • 29% Mexican
  • 21% Chinese
  • 16% Japanese
  • 11% Arabic

At the end of the day, our passion is our people, and our purpose is to deliver Capital for a Better Tomorrow. As a united team, we passionately pursue that purpose – ultimately creating a lasting impression on our own lives and the lives of people around the world. 

We’re lucky that every day we get to collaborate and work together to accomplish that. It’s one of the many factors that make us a family of companies.

As Shakti Mishra, Underwriter, puts it, “[At AVANA] people genuinely care about each other and work together as a team. Working at AVANA means freedom to be creative and working with people who make you feel appreciated and acknowledged.

As a company, what more could we ask for than that?


About AVANA Companies

AVANA Companies is a comprehensive impact private lending and fractional investment asset management platform serving entrepreneurs and investors. Comprised of a dedicated and diverse team with a unified mission – to create jobs, stimulate economies and contribute to clean energy – AVANA’s Family of Companies is focused on supporting American businesses and providing impactful, socially-driven investment opportunities that preserve wealth and create growth.

Contact us today to learn more.