Partner & COO
Shilpa Nayyar is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at FirstMark, where she focuses on helping to build and grow a best-in-class organization with a winning culture. As COO, Shilpa has direct responsibility across the firm, including Investor Relations.
Prior to joining FirstMark, Shilpa was Chief of Staff to Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone. Previously, Shilpa held a range of management roles at Credit Suisse, including Head of Strategy for Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Sponsor and Los Angeles Investment Banking groups. Shilpa began her career in healthcare investment banking at Credit Suisse, where she focused on healthcare services and medical devices.
Shilpa holds a BA in Economics and BAS in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.