Our Team


Accelerator Group's team has rich, relevant senior experience in both the United States and India.
Ms. Seema Chaturvedi

  

Ms. Chaturvedi has over 20 years of capital markets and financial management experience as an investment banker, corporate finance advisor, investor and an entrepreneur.


Prior to founding Accelerator, she was Senior Consultant at Amherst Capital Partners, LLC  an investment-banking firm. She worked on merger, acquisitions and busines combination transactions with companies.  Prior to this she worked with Shearson Lehman and JM Financial Services (Indian affiliate of Morgan Stanley).


Ms. Chaturvedi has successfully initiated, promoted and co-founded with local and national industry leaders, the Detroit Chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs and is the current President.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of I-Team, a Michigan Directorship organization and co-chaired MI IT Summit 2002. She has served on the Board of TiE Global, Automation Alley and Marygrove College. She has spoken at several national & international forums including the 1st Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. She is current a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Center for American Progress.


Ms. Chaturvedi holds a Masters degree in Finance from Boston College and an undergraduate degree with honors in Economics from Delhi University in India.  Ms. Chaturvedi was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” list in 2001.  In 2002, Ms. Chaturvedi was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “Detroit’s Most Influential Business Women” list. In 2004, Ms. Chaturvedi was recognized as one of ‘Detroit’s Most Enterprising Women’ by Detroit Historical Society. In 2015 she was inducted in to the Michigan Hall of Fame for Enterprising Women. She also received a certificated of recognition form the US House of Representative – Ms. Brenda Lawrence’s Office. In 2015, Crain’s Detroit listed Ms. Chaturvedi as one of a select group of Influential Women in Tech.

K.R. Mohan

Mr. Mohan has very rich and varied experience in  the Indian financial and capital markets.  Mr. Mohan worked as a merchant banker and was General Manager at J M Financial & Investment Consultancy Services Limited, Mumbai where he worked for over ten years at JM. He was involved in all the stages of capital raising by Indian corporates; from capital structuring, obtaining statutory approvals, due diligence to marketing the IPOs.  After this, Mr. Mohan joined and led Jardine Fleming India Securities Limited as Director. He was instrumental in building a presence in the Indian domestic capital market and leverage JF’s strong institutional placement capability to develop retail distribution organically and through strategic alliances. He later led as CEO, Way2Wealth Securities Private Limited the retail financial advisory arm of Sivan Securities.  Way2Wealth was ranked among the top procurers of mutual funds from retail investors and was one of the first corporate agents to market life insurance policies. Subsequently, he was Director – Group Resources; the group consists of Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Limited (www.coffeeday.com), Global Technology Ventures Limited (www.gtvltd.com) and Way2Wealth.  And his responsibilities included planning and raising financial resources for the group companies.


Mr. Mohan holds a Masters Degree in Management Studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University.