E.J. Kavounas is Senior Advisor of Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC.  E.J. identifies investors and possible capital partners for commercial real estate bridge lending.

E.J. has over 15 years of corporate finance experience, most recently in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse where he worked as a Managing Director with global responsibility for Private Placements across multiple industries including Real Estate, Clean Technology, and Media.  He joined Credit Suisse first in Boston in 2004 from Houlihan, Lokey, Howard and Zukin where he was an Associate in Corporate Finance.  Prior to that position, he worked as a Strategy Consultant in the Information, Communication and Entertainment Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and at the Walt Disney Company.  Mr. Kavounas received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Middlebury College where he graduated cum laude.  After college, Mr. Kavounas spent a year as a volunteer teacher in Thailand with WorldTeach.