Shivan Perera

Business Development Officer
Email: shivan@avanacapital.com

Shivan joined AVANA Capital as a Business Development Officer in 2016 after obtaining his MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU. He specializes in CRE lending, risk management, and marketing to the commercial real estate community. He provides tailored SBA and conventional lending solutions to clients and conducts credit and financial prescreen on CRE ventures.

Shivan has experience in business development consulting in growth strategy for domestic and international SMEs. He leverages management experience from non-profit and financial sectors and has served as a consultant for multiple successful tech start-up companies. Shivan has a passion and expertise in entrepreneurship and commercial real estate.

Previously Shivan attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and received a B.A in Organizational Psychology and a B.A. in Criminology with a focus in legal studies, and began his financial career in retail banking for Wells Fargo. He has since received extensive training in finance and management throughout his career.

Past Itineraries: Backpacking through Eastern Europe, hiking the famous Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock) in Sri Lanka, working on an emerging market consulting project in Romania, watching the sunrise atop Machu Picchu.

Hobbies: Playing drums, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, and reading.

Passionate About: Business, finance, world politics, culinary arts, culture, travel, and learning.

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate, things covered in chocolate, things with chocolate in them.

Personal Motto: "Limitations live only in the mind. The key to becoming is believing.

Favorite Quote: “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” -Sheryl Sandberg.