Hailing from the mountains of West Virginia, Shahir followed the country roads to Sonoma where he lives with his wife and mini bernedoodle, Griffey Jr., (named after baseball great). Although born a Mountaineer, Shahir is a devoted Tar Heels fan who follows Carolina basketball year round. A proud son of Bangladeshi parents, Shahir spent his childhood summers wreaking havoc with his cousins in the rural village his parents grew up in outside of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Taught by his mom, Shahir also loves to bring the traditional flavors and spices to his favorite Bengali dishes. In Sonoma you can find Shahir relaxing at one of his favorite vineyards, training for half marathons (as a result of peer pressure from Jon) or working on his short game at the golf course.
Shahir joined Sonoma Brands Capital in 2017 and currently serves as a Principal for the Firm. Shahir is actively involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, diligence, execution, and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Sonoma Brands Capital, Shahir was a member of the Private Investments team at UNC Management Company (“UNCMC”). While at UNCMC, Shahir managed alternative asset classes, including Venture Capital and Private Equity, on behalf of the $8.5 billion UNC Investment Fund. Prior to UNCMC, Shahir was an investment banking analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Shahir received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.