Ziad Ghandour, Founder of TI Capital, built one of the most successful, opportunistic investing strategies in the world. Jordan Plemmons, TI Capital's VP Investments, discusses the investment approach.

TI Capital is a unique multinational investment firm which incorporates an unparalleled level of personal commitment into its approach – a reflection of its focus on the deployment and stewardship of its own capital, while also working alongside preferred investment partners to achieve outsized returns on opportunities that would not be accessible otherwise. TI Capital grew from a West Coast based venture capital fund into a multinational family of companies with expertise in private equity, real estate, venture capital, financial services, and energy with offices in Europe, the Middle-East, Asia and the United States.


TI Capital partners with some of the world’s most respected financial sponsors to seize opportunities that would not be available otherwise. From power generation plants, to train lines, to consumer supply chains, TI Capital offers a range of high-level, global expertise.


TI Capital’s real estate portfolio, Hemispheres, is extensive and reaches from the shores of the Big Island of Hawaii to the coastline of California and throughout the Western United States. TI Capital’s Leadership places a great deal of focus on identifying various types of prime real estate opportunities ranging from for-sale residential to multi-family, commercial and hospitality among others. TI sources opportunities through valued relationships along with networking with local brokers and land owners.


TI Capital sources proprietary investment opportunities through deep industry relationships spanning financial services, upstream and midstream oil & gas, fintech, ad-tech, consumer, and traditional technology. TI Capital’s direct investments include venture capital, growth equity, private credit, and special situations, with a clear goal of driving growth and value for its partners.


Ziad Ghandour


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In 1999, Mr. Ghandour established TI Capital as a venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology companies, across ecommerce, SaaS, early internet, mobile gaming, and consumer technology, while developing a deep and robust network of proprietary deal flow that still exists today. Witnessing the excess and eventual selloff through the dotcom bubble gave way to new opportunities for TI Capital. As a director of a public U.S. midstream oil and gas company during the early 2000s, Mr. Ghandour headed overseas expansion with deals in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, while also building a successful project management and consulting business in the Middle East. He then developed TI Capital into a multinational family of companies with expertise in global private equity, large-scale real estate projects, and venture capital & growth equity investing.
Notable endeavors and partnership by Mr. Ghandour and TI Capital include anchoring and building a leading securitized corporate credit manager, providing the first institutional capital to the third largest POS and mobile payment solutions company, establishing a physical and digital banking and financial services platform across unbanked populations in West Africa, amassing one of the largest portfolios of cell-tower land leases in the U.S., bringing to successful IPO an Italian NPL servicer and a European rail ticketing platform, and currently developing one of the largest master-planned single-family communities in Northern California.
Prior to founding TI Capital, as a third generation “oil man,” Mr. Ghandour’s primary focus was on structuring oil ventures, successfully transforming a vertically integrated oil company in a globally diversified holding company. Mr. Ghandour holds degrees in business and political science from Pepperdine University and received an MBA from Pepperdine’s prestigious President and Key Executive program.
Outside of family and work, the activity he has been most proud of throughout his lifetime is his storied racing career, spanning from rallying to GT3 circuit racing, which he considers not only a motivational tool but a necessary breakaway from daily life trappings.

Aref Mikati

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer

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Aref Mikati earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from ENSCT (Institut National Polytechnique – AIA7 in Toulouse, France). He began his career providing engineering support to large scale pipe and steel building manufacturers. Mikati expanded his expertise to include heading pharmaceutical manufacturing and operations and eventually served as Chief Operating Officer and Investment Technology Consultant for a U.S. based venture capital fund. His diverse technical and investment background has benefited a vast network of companies throughout Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Mikati now serves as TI Capital’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Jordan Plemmons

Vice President, Investments

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As Vice President of TI Capital’s investment practice, Jordan oversees the day to day operations of private equity, venture capital, and public equity investments including sourcing, due diligence, evaluating existing and prospective investments, and making investment recommendations. Jordan also takes an active role in TI Capital’s direct investments, working with management teams to create value in their companies and participating as a frequent observer to their respective boards.
Prior to his role at TI Capital, Jordan held various positions at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles advising high net worth families and small institutions across investments, credit, and private transactions. Working extensively with businesses in the financial, consumer, and technology industries, he helped many founders build the team and structure necessary for a successful exit. Jordan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Oregon State University.

Nasser Ghossaini

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Nasser joined the LA office’s real estate team in early 2022 as a Project Manager. Prior to this, he has worked with affiliate companies in the Middle East as part of their Business Development team. Nasser started his career with one of the prominent industrial contractors in Saudi Arabia. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work on various projects ranging from residential to refineries and petrochemical plants. Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Daniel Kindel

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As an Investment Analyst, Daniel is directly involved in private equity and real estate.  Daniel partakes in the process of due diligence, financial modeling, valuations, deal sourcing, and company analysis.  For the past 2.5 years, Daniel has worked within sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, specializing in industries such as Digital Media, Cybersecurity, e-Commerce, and SaaS.

Rakan Kurdi

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Rakan is a new addition to the investment team, serving as a junior investment analyst in our Los Angeles office. Recently graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in Real estate investing, Rakan focuses on TI Capital's commercial real estate investments, direct growth private equity and venture capital investments.

Marina Fialkovskaya

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Marina Fialkovskaya, as the Director of Accounting, brings more than 15 years of financial experience in real estate and investments to TI Capital. She is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting and reporting including overseeing day to day operations of accounting department, strategic planning to ensure proper staffing, compliance, training, implementation of new assignments, and ensuring accurate and consistent financial reporting. Prior to joining TI Capital, Marina held Accounting Management positions at real estate and public accounting firms. Marina graduated with a master’s degree in Finance from Rostov State University of Economics in Russia.

Barbara Cimini

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Barbara Cimini joined TI Capital as an accounting specialist. Current responsibilities include general accounting, finance & cost analysis relating to real estate development and construction projects. Prior to TI Capital she was working as project manager where she developed a strong understanding of business best practices and cost reduction. Barbara graduated in Economics from PUC-GO (Pontifical University Catholic of Goias – in Brazil). She earned a Finance certificate degree from University of California Los Angeles and holds her MBA from Irvine Westcliff University.

Beatriz Cuevaz

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As the lead accounting specialist, Beatriz is responsible for all daily accounting tasks. Prior to joining TI Capital, she worked for 3.5 years in the finance department of a fast-growing clothing company. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a bachelor's degree in accounting and an economics minor.

Rey Vasquez

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Rey Vasquez is the lead IT support associate for the LA office and brings with him 14 years of experience in IT. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking with friends and family.

Jordanna Gersh

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Jordanna Gersh has been working for TIC MANAGEMENT LLC since 2014.  She holds the position of Executive and Personal Assistant to the Owner, Ziad Gandour, and C.O.O., Aref Mikati.  She is also the Office Manager and handles various logistics.

Michelle Gutierrez

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Michelle Gutierrez is the newest member of the TI Capital team and provides the office’s staff with administrative support.




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