Management Team

Suju M.T. Mukkatira, CEO –Mr. Mahendrappa, who was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick has more 20 years of experience in commercial lending, private equity investment, investment banking and strategy consulting, and considerable international business experience in both developed and developing world markets.

In 1995, Mr. Mukkatira began his banking career through a commercial lending role with the Business Development Bank of Canada, overseeing commercial credit portfolios and led senior and subordinate lending transactions that included the seafood processing sector, other food and beverage producers and a number of advanced technology companies.

In 1998, Mukkatira began working for Tioga Capital Corporation, Inc. (“Tioga”), (later renamed Mohegan Partners, LP), a Stamford, CT based private equity firm and worked directly with senior investment bankers between 1998 and 2000, assuming progressive levels of responsibility in numerous private equity transactions including investments, acquisitions and divestitures in the U.S. and Canada. Following his time with Tioga, he spent three years acting as an independent consultant in Toronto, providing services to a number of private investor groups, boutique investment banks, and private companies.

In 2004, Mr. Mukkatira co-founded what is now Zveta Global Advisors, Inc. (“Zveta”). Through Zveta, Mr. Mukkatira assisted several North American companies to evaluate business and investment opportunities in India, develop and implement strategies for India and its surrounding markets, and monitor business partnerships on the ground in India. Zveta has also provided in-depth consulting and advisory services to several Indigenous communal-commercial fisheries programs and facilitated several partnerships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous commercial fisheries organizations. In addition, Zveta has provided advisory services to many business families and business professionals covering a broad range of mandates that have mostly focused on the primary resource sectors of agriculture, fisheries, mining and forestry.

In 2104, Mr. Mukkatira co-founded Maritime Seal Management, Inc., a not-for-profit entity focused on the development and implementation of strategies for the responsible management of the Maritimes’ abundant grey seal resources.

Mr. Mukkatira founded SIFF Capital Management L.L.C. in 2016 with the objective of completing GP-led private equity investments in the commercial fisheries sector with a focus on Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

Mr. Mukkatira received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Accounting, from Mount Alison University in 1995, and subsequently completed in depth studies in mathematics and economics.