Meet the Team

We have a team of operators, investors and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to excellence and delivering top percentile investment performance. 


Azhar Quader

Managing Partner

Azhar is a successful entrepreneur, operator and investor with over 20 years of experience investing and building businesses. Azhar has a track record of success in private equity and special situations investing and his experience spans the gamut from sourcing, transaction execution, value creation and exit. Prior to founding Queens Court, Azhar worked at firms such as Advent Capital, Perry Capital, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Throughout his career Azhar has been a successful private markets investor across a variety of industries. Azhar served as Chairman of the HairCuttery Family of Brands, VCG Holdings, and is currently the Chairman of Pet Resort Hospitality Group. Azhar was also part of the founding team of Convene, an Inc 500 real estate services business.

Azhar is a graduate of Columbia University where he received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics as well as Columbia Business School where he received his M.B.A.

Mayur Lakhani

Partner and Head of Research

Mayur is an experienced investor across special situations, private equity, and distressed investments. Prior to Queens Court, he served as a portfolio manager at Lord Abbett, coheading Special Situations investments, and led the private equity practice at Tricadia Capital Management. Previously he was at BlueMountain Capital and Deutsche Bank Securities specializing in performing and distressed investments.

Mayur holds degrees in Computer Science and Finance from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his financial expertise, Mayur has served on the Board of Directors for Washington Mutual Holdings Inc., Frontera Energy, FS Card, SFOX, and the NY Civil Liberties Union (NY ACLU).

Ankit Chandola


Ankit is an experienced investment professional with >$4B in investing experience across the capital structure, including in senior debt, mezzanine, and equity securities in the middle-market across industries. Prior to joining Queens Court, Ankit held various positions at firms including H.I.G. Capital, Comvest Partners, and PGIM Private Capital. In addition, Ankit has entrepreneurial experiences in building “zero-to-one” for profit and non-profit organizations at the founder level, specifically in building various D2C brands. As an operator, Ankit has been heavily involved in strategically and operationally growing companies, including currently building various platforms in the Mental Health, Pet Hospitality, and Allergy Sinus industries at the management level.

Ankit received his Bachelor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Larry Hu

Senior Associate

Larry is an experienced finance and operations professional who has previously worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets where he advised middle-market and large cap markets on financing, capital raises and sell-side transactions. In addition to advisory and capital market experience, Larry has entrepreneurial experiences operating & building various digitally native D2C brands. Larry received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Christian Springer

Analyst, Business Development

Christian is an analyst with Queens Court Capital. Prior to joining Queens Court, Christian held various internship positions with hedge funds and private equity firms. He is instrumental in leading business development efforts, taking a proactive approach to identifying and evaluating preliminary investment opportunities. Christian graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Advisor & Operator Network

Ryan Simonetti

CEO, Convene Real Estate

Gary Winterhalter

Fmr. CEO, Sally Beauty

Paul Wharshavsky

CEO, POW Interactive

Sara Clarke

Fmr. CEO, Concertiv

Teresa Miles-Walsh

Board, Upland Software

Joe Plumeri

Fmr. CEO – Willis Group

Kush Agarwal

Fmr. CEO – Vein Clinics

Buck Ratchford

Private Investor

Nikhil Kalghatgi

Private Investor

Eyal Cohen

Co-Founder, PRHG

Indra Chandra

Asset Management Executive

Jason Lazar

CEO, Harbor Brands Group

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