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Paresh Jain

Profile of Founder & Portfolio Manager



• Master of Business Administration — May 2003, Rice University, Houston, Texas

• Bachelor of Business Administration — December 2000, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

• Bachelor of Commerce — June 1989, University of Bombay, Mumbai, India


Mr. Paresh Jain founded OppoQuest in August 2012.  Before founding OppoQuest, he worked as a portfolio manager with Smith Graham & Co Investment in Houston from October 2007 to January 2012 where he helped manage approximately $ 1 billion in fixed-income investments.  Other professional experiences include roles as a Currency & Non-Dollar Bond Analyst (covering G10 nations), and Equity Analyst.

Before moving to the United States, Mr. Jain worked in the Indian capital markets offering market-making services on the Bombay Stock Exchange and later becoming a proprietary trader in equities, bonds, and derivatives.

Profile of Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) & Portfolio Manager



• Bachelor of Science, Geology & Chemistry — 1974, St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay, India

• Master of Science, Geology — 1976, St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay, India

• Master of Science, Petroleum Engineering — 1979, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
• Executive & Business Education, BP & Amoco In-House Professional & Executive Programs
McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Mr. Himmatramka had a 29-year career in the oil and gas industry working for international oil majors BP and Amoco. His experience there covered leadership positions in international business development, country management, corporate governance, assurance and coaching, internal control, strategic planning and risk management, as well as project and engineering management in various facets of oil and gas exploitation, development, and production.

In 2008, Mr. Himmatramka took early retirement from BP to invest his energy in various start-up businesses and was a co-founder of a state community bank in Texas. He has remained a private portfolio manager over 30-plus years, managing his own and family funds in equity markets.