Our Founder's Story

Majed Jalali is the Founding Principal of Ark Capital. As the product of a Navajo Librarian Mother and Saudi Oil Executive Father, Majed has been raised and lived as a global citizen with family, personal and professional relationship ties to the United States & the Middle East. Majed has for over 20 years consistently delivered tangible results and investment returns to stakeholders with his skills, unique insights, broad sector knowledge, and international vocational exposure. He has a genuine passion for performing complex problem-solving engagements, building Venture Start-Ups, executing distressed Restructuring-Turnarounds, and implementing strategic investment opportunities in a spectrum of asset classes.

In his career, Majed has directly Created Enterprise Value of more than $1.1 Billion, Sourced an excess of $500 Million in Investment Capital, and Generated Revenues of $380 Million. Majed has achieved a reputation as a trusted investment advisor, prominent capital placement agent, management consultant, decisive executive negotiator, a specialist in International Intellectual Property matters and a disciplined tactical execution professional to the Ultra-High Net Worth Shareholder, Senior Level Executive, and Venture Capital Private Equity Community. Clients have called on Majed to aid in a variety of engagements such as leading in more than a dozen Complex International Merger & Acquisition Transactions, serving as the negotiator in critical legal, commercial & investment matters, and assisting in the identifying & executing in open-ended arbitrage opportunities. At client request, Majed has directly engaged with firms such as Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Jones Day, UBS, Jacobs Engineering, AECOM, BCBGMaxazria, Sempra Energy, McKinsey & Co., JP Morgan, Saudi Aramco, The Boston Consulting Group, The Olayan Group, and the Saudi Investment Development Fund.

Clients have called on Majed to aid in a variety of engagements such as leading in more than a dozen Complex International Merger & Acquisition Transactions, serving as the negotiator in critical legal, commercial & investment matters, and assisting in the identifying & executing in open-ended arbitrage opportunities. At client request, Majed has directly engaged with firms such as Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Jones Day, UBS, Jacobs Engineering, AECOM, BCBGMaxazria, Sempra Energy, McKinsey & Co., JP Morgan, Saudi Aramco, The Boston Consulting Group, The Olayan Group, and the Saudi Investment Development Fund.

Prior to Founding Ark Capital, as an Undergraduate student at Rice University, Majed’s curiosity in emerging technologies led him to originate a Business Plan for the 1st Online Accredited K-12 School in the United States. The Houston Independent School District quickly adopted the plan followed by the University of Texas earning Majed the Honor as the Youngest Nominee ever for Entrepreneur Of The Year by the US Small Business Administration. The visibility and acknowledgment of the political and investment community encouraged Majed to expand his original business model into becoming the 1st Publicly Listed B2B Co-Located Telecommunications Company, licensed in 4 States, offering High-Speed Internet, Desktop Software with Data Networking Support, and Voice Over Internet Protocol PBX as a Remote Service. The experiential impact of Public Listing, growing revenues, scaling operations, acquiring both private and public firms thru M&A transactions and achieving a market valuation of over $330 Million permanently established his dedication as a financial and investment fiduciary.

Majed holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rice University and a Masters in Business Administration Concentration in Finance & Accounting with Honors from the New York Institute of Technology.