Santosh Govindaraju

Board Member, Finance

Santosh is Chief Executive Officer of Convergent Capital Partners. He brings over 19 years of real estate investing experience to the Convergent team. Santosh’s investment history includes over $1 billion of investment in both equity and debt in commercial real estate throughout the United States. His experience includes active investment, development, and turnaround of multifamily, retail, office, hotel, and land development in various geographies. Based in Tampa, Santosh leads Convergent’s opportunistic investments and complex negotiations.

Prior to Convergent, Santosh was Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Capital Partners LLC for over 10 years, with responsibility for investments in mortgage debt and real estate development.  Prior to Paragon, he was a fixed income derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers Inc. in New York.

Santosh is a member the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The Committee on Foreign Relations, and Leadership Florida. He serves on the board of directors of Stageworks Theater, the board of directors of the IndoUS Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of Asian American Chambers of Commerce of Tampa Bay, the board of directors of Chinmaya Mission Tampa Bay, and the board of trustees at Academy at the Lakes.

Santosh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and minors in Theater Arts, Mathematics, and South Asian Studies.  Santosh also has completed a certificate in the Professional Program in Producing from the School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA.

Santosh helps manage financial aspects of WCA operations.

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