Shan Zaidi is a Principal at Venture Fuel Partners. He focuses on providing strategic support and capital to early stage companies across a variety of sectors including public equities, real estate, oil and gas MLPs and private investments in technology, energy, consumer and retail start-ups. Shan has placed over $2 million between his work with Venture Fuel Partners and his individual investments. .
In addition to his role at Venture Fuel Partners, Shan serves as Chief Financial Officer at Texas Gas Transport, a cryogenic fuels logistics company he co-founded. At TGT, Shan has helped build the sales and service teams and presently directs the company’s funding, acquisition, and reporting activities. Shan also serves as Vice President at SVN, a commercial real estate firm specializing in multi-family, land and office assets. SVN closed over $10 billion in real estate transactions in 2015 and operates over 200 offices in the US.
Previously, Shan served as a consultant at Hitachi Consulting and Alvarez & Marsal, where he advised Fortune 500 clients on technology strategy and provided acquisition support to private equity clients. Shan had successful engagements with Kimberly-Clark, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, and ExxonMobil among others.
Shan was born and raised in Dallas, TX and has lived in London, Dubai, and Austin. Shan holds an MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University.