RMI Insights – About Us
Founder & CEO
Varun is a Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RMI Insights providing the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the Company delivers innovative and value-add solutions to its diverse client base. Prior to starting RMI Insights, Varun was the COO of a venture backed start-up. He leveraged and applied the learnings from that experience to bolster RMI Insights’ growth trajectory. 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 - one of the largest Private Real Estate Development firms in the world - covering the Equinox Fitness & Soulcycle portfolio companies. Varun holds 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.
Sylvester L. Burley
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Sylvester is a Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of RMI Insights, where he is involved in product development, liaising with customers on their commercial needs and technology capabilities, and leveraging his 10 years of private credit, private equity, and investment banking experience to implement best practices and institutional-quality workflows. Previously, Sylvester was a Vice President at Avante Capital Partners (2018 SBIC of the Year), a Senior Associate at Bregal Energy, and Associate at Riverstone Holdings (largest energy-dedicated PE firm by AUM). At these various private equity firms, Sylvester was responsible for sourcing, transaction execution, and portfolio management support. Sylvester started his career in J.P. Morgan’s Energy Investment Banking Group, where he was ranked as the top analyst both years. Sylvester holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a secondary degree in Mathematics from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude, was a John Harvard scholar, and a Detur Prize recipient.
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