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RMI Insights

What We Believe

We believe top Executives and Investment Managers can be empowered to improve their decision-making and transform their organizations by taking advantage of RMI’s experience, data science expertise, and proprietary, cloud-based, data-driven information & visualization platform.

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About Us

RMI Insights is the leading information, visualization, and advisory services firm for real estate, energy, financial services, private capital, medical devices, media, healthcare, cannabis, luxury hospitality, and technology-enabled business services Executives and Investment Managers. We add sustainable, long-term value to leading multinational corporations and investment vehicles by empowering their top Executives and Investment Managers with our information, visualizations, insights, and recommendations backed by our team’s industry experience, data science expertise, and proprietary, patent-pending, cloud-based, data-driven information & visualization platform.

Management & Team

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Varun P. Balan

Founder & CEO

Varun is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RMI Insights providing the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the Company has the proper product-market fit, sales, technology, operational controls, compliance, administrative / reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectuate financial strength and operating efficiency for the Company’s Software & Advisory clients. Prior to starting RMI Insights, Varun was the COO of a Venture-Backed Start-Up that ultimately failed. He used the learnings from that failure to build RMI Insights into a successful, high-growth corporate financial advisory and FP&A visualization & automation software company.

Varun began his career as an Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan in their Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking Group. Varun also worked in Real Estate Private Equity at the Related Companies – the largest Real Estate Private Equity Firm in the World – covering the Equinox Fitness & SoulCycle portfolio companies. Varun holds both a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with multiple honors and community-service awards.

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Sylvester L. Burley

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Sylvester is the Co-Founder and Chief Private Equity Officer of RMI Insights, providing the expertise needed to guide our clients on their journeys and position both our technology and their organizations to best leverage our technology and advisory capabilities. Moreover, he is responsible for spearheading the customer journey for each of our Private Equity clients along with operating and managerial responsibilities for the Company.

Previously, Sylvester was an Investment Professional at Bregal Energy, Basalt Infrastructure Partners and at Riverstone Holdings, where he was responsible for transaction execution and asset management support across the entire Energy value chain. He started his career at J.P. Morgan’s Energy Investment Banking Group. Sylvester has an BA in Economics with a secondary degree in Mathematics from Harvard University, where he graduated summa cum laude with the highest academic honors and was also a John Harvard scholar.


FP&A Automation & Data
Science-Driven Visualizations

RMI Insights democratizes the corporate development process for SMBs and the Middle Market by automating & visualizing redundant, error-prone functions. Coupled with Advisory, RMI Insights provides ad-hoc corporate development functions such as Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital Raising at the fraction of the cost of full-time employees or boutique consultancies.

KPI Tracking

KPI Tracking & Real-Time
Valuation Analyses

RMI Insights lets you track, measure and analyze key financial & operational metrics for your organization. RMI Insights even allows you to benchmark your performance against key private and public companies in your industry to see your weaknesses and glean the insights needed to outperform the competition.

Machine Learning

Machine & Deep
Learning-Based AI Software

RMI Insights’ cutting-edge AI, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition-based software does the work for Executives and Investment Managers, making it easy to understand, collaborate and share insights about your organization with other stakeholders.