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Dinesh Gupta


Executive Vice President and Managing Director
First Guardian Group
dgupta@firstguardiangroup.com

Dinesh Gupta is a Senior Vice President and co-founder of First Guardian Group and focuses on strategic planning, investment selection, financing, transaction structuring, disposition, asset and portfolio management, and investor reporting.

Mr. Gupta has directly been involved in transactions totaling over $800M including income properties and development projects nationwide of on behalf of the firm’s clients and Investors. He has developed numerous financing relationships with top tier banks such as Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Chase and many other institutions that assist the firm in providing financial and due diligence resources for the firm’s real estate transactions. Mr. Gupta has also led efforts to provide oversight on the management of retail, commercial and multifamily assets on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Mr. Gupta also possesses significant experience in underwriting and formulating effective deal structures between buyers and sellers of distressed commercial real estate assets resulting in increased transaction volume for the firm.

Mr. Gupta has extensive experience in managing Private Equity investment funds on behalf of individuals and institutions. Prior to founding First Guardian Group, he co-founded D&B Venture Management and Satwik Ventures that collectively managed more than 25 investments on its own account and on behalf of numerous high net worth individuals. In addition to the $50M of equity on its own account, these investments attracted over $1 billion of co-investments from top tier Private Equity Funds.

From 1978 to 1999, Mr. Gupta was Business Development Manager at Raychem Corporation (acquired by Tyco International). He led an aggressive acquisition team whose efforts resulted in several acquisitions by Tyco and contributed to sales growth from $270M to approximately $500M per year. Mr. Gupta also led global projects and marketing teams as General Manager with full P&L responsibility of a worldwide group of 60 people. Mr. Gupta also led the development and implementation of extensive training programs on a worldwide basis for over 1,000 sales professionals and customers. Mr. Gupta has published several technical papers and holds a US Patent.

Mr. Gupta holds an MBA from the Santa Clara University, California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi University, India. Mr. Gupta also holds Series 22 and Series 63 securities licenses and is a registered representative with Emerson Equity, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC (www.emersonequity.com).