Keystone Global Strategies (Keystone), a growing advisory firm with specialization in infrastructure, public-private partnerships and construction finance investment, today announced that Brahm Pillai has joined the firm as Managing Director. Mr. Pillai’s responsibilities will initially include operational management, digital transformation analysis and strategic and growth advisory initiatives.
“Brahm’s talent, work ethic and years of experience will be a tremendous asset and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” said Mara Johnston, Keystone’s Managing Principal. “With decades of proven success, we know Brahm will fit seamlessly within Keystone’s culture while contributing to helping our clients reach their strategic targets and future goals. We look forward to having him on the Keystone team”
Mr. Pillai most recently served as Managing Director at SkyBridge Capital, a Manhattan based global alternative investments firm. Throughout his eleven-and-a-half-year tenure at SkyBridge, Mr. Pillai helped manage the firm's hedge fund trading, operations and portfolio risk research activities, in addition to working alongside senior management on several leadership committees, fund boards, brand ambassadorship initiatives and entrepreneurial projects in collaboration with the firm’s affiliated venture group. Prior to SkyBridge, Mr. Pillai had performed similar investment management duties within the Hedge Fund Management Group (HFMG) of Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI) since joining CAI in October 2005. SkyBridge acquired HFMG in July 2010.
"I am delighted to being joining such a talented and accomplished leadership team here at Keystone, and I am exhilarated by this opportunity to help expand the business. This firm has had unparalleled success in the construction finance and infrastructure project sectors, and I intend to help the team execute on its strategic growth initiatives, especially within the digital space," said Mr. Pillai. "The current positioning of Keystone combined with its diverse, inclusive and entrepreneurial leadership will certainly facilitate innovative and highly robust value-driven opportunities for current and prospective investors in the real estate, construction, infrastructure, and digital asset sectors. I look forward to diving in and helping serve our clients, attract new investors and embrace our industry’s vast acceleration through forward-thinking solutions and technological innovation."
“The application of emerging technologies to optimize various aspects of the infrastructure space and corporate operations, including project management and delivery is at the tip of the iceberg. Brahm, with his unparalleled experience in digital transformation, brings a unique but complementary expertise to Keystone that should be immensely helpful to our clients in understanding and adopting next generation technology solutions providing them with a critical advantage over the competition,” added Mit Jha, Managing Principal at Keystone Global Strategies.
Mr. Pillai received his M.B.A. from The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in May 2014 and his B.A. from The Gallatin School at New York University in September 2001. He received his Certified Blockchain & Finance Professional (CBFP) Certificate issued by the Blockchain Council in January 2022.