Founders

Rupal Patel - Good Scout Capital

Rupal Patel, MPP

Founder and Principal

Private equity executive with emphasis on financial inclusion

  • 12 years private equity experience managing $150 million in renewable energy and agricultural capital investments; 10 years organizing and advocacy experience focused on poverty, labor and immigration issues;
  • Developed 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects, including the 579 MW Solar Star Project, ranked in the top 10 largest photovoltaic projects in the world;
  • Developed and managed an inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility program for one of California’s largest table grape producers gaining awards and recognition from Walmart, Costco, and Fair Trade USA;
  • Originated the first employee benefit company in the U.S., California Harvesters, of which Rupal is Co-founder and Board Member. Four years after launch, California Harvesters provides quality jobs to over 1,200 farmworkers in California’s Central Valley.
  • Holds a BA in Sociology and Masters in Public Policy from U.Michigan.
Karlo Marcelo - Good Scout Capital

Karlo Marcelo, MPP

Founder and Principal

Business Strategist and Recruiter with emphasis on building teams

  • Sourced, recruited, and trained a national membership talent network of political candidates, elected officials, federal policymakers, and political consultants on national security issues at the Truman National Security Project;
  • Managed a $15M public-private partnership portfolio at the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles focused on youth jobs and public safety & security, gaining recognition by U.S. HUD; established new partnerships with LA Chargers and Disney to fund programs;
  • Developed national microfinancing benchmarks and microbusiness outcomes for CDFIs and other alternative community lending institutions to evaluate their success and sustainability at The Aspen Institute;
  • Millennial market researcher and vote expert during the 2006 and 2008 elections; provided Millennial marketing advice and research to campaigns and collaborated with Rock the Vote and WWE to produce Millennial engagement marketing materials.
  • Holds a BA in Economics and Government from U.Maryland and a Masters in Public Policy from U.Michigan.

Leadership Team

Karlo Marcelo - Good Scout Capital

Sabrina Charles, JD

Director, Legal Strategy

Legal Strategist and Policy Administration Expert

  • Practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton & Katz and Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City advising diverse clients, including banks, hedge funds, manufacturers, large hospital systems, and small, not-for-profit health care providers, on transactional, regulatory, securities, and enforcement matters;
  • Developed an active pro bono practice, representing people before the Social Security Administration and advising a not-for-profit community health care provider on compliance matters;
  • Clerked for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit;
  • Doctoral candidate in Sociology at New York University focusing on law and society, the sociology of knowledge, and social theory; spent three years observing immigration court hearings and interviewing people about how immigration court proceedings impact people and their families for dissertation research;
  • BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors and Distinction; J.D. from Yale Law School; MPA from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; and MPhil in Sociology from New York University.

Adarsh Parekh

Advisor, Capital Markets & Finance

Strategic Finance & Planning Advisor

  • Seasoned private equity and investment banking professional with over 20 years experience;
  • $2 billion of transaction experience in M&A, capital markets, and leveraged finance across multiple sectors;
  • Led acquisition, strategic planning, financial operations, turnaround and divestiture efforts for multiple vertically integrated portfolio companies resulting in outsized returns to principal investors;
  • Extensive on-the-ground asset management experience in small- and medium-sized enterprises, including establishing and growing organizations, recruitment and training of employees, and developing efficiency maximizing operating procedures;
  • Holds a BS in Economics, Finance & Business Management from U.Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Lucas Dickey

Lucas Dickey

Principal, Technology

Technology executive with emphasis on new business creation

  • 18 years of software/tech experience as product manager and senior manager of software engineering, data science, and UX design; including formative PM experience at Amazon.com and 5+ VC-backed startups;
  • Co-founded Fernish—a circular economy, DTC furniture subscription service—as Chief Product Officer; including raising $35MM in equity capital and 2x+ that in operating lease and AR-backed debt capital, growing a team to 100+ distributed across 6 major metros, creating a purpose-built ERP system, and serving 10k+ customers via $50MM+ in furniture & moving services.
  • Led process to bring two new products and one new product category in the digital music and consumer cloud storage spaces to market at Amazon circa ‘07-’11, including owning the “PR+FAQ” proposal and ultimately presenting to & receiving approval from Jeff Bezos and a wide group of S-team members, including current CEO, Andy Jassy, and former Consumer CEO, Jeff Wilke (who later invested in Fernish).
  • As an operator, Lucas has experience including ownership over business intelligence, marketing, BD, strategy, People Ops; spanning the pre-revenue stage, to acquisition, to scale-ups, and everything in between across adtech & martech, to ticketing, geolocation services, digital music, and cloud storage as retail and SaaS implementations. His angel investor/advisor engagements further expands his experience surface area into CPG, govtech, legal tech, CRM & customer support, and multi-sided marketplaces.
  • Holds a BA in Political Science and Political Science from U.Washington, where he was a founding member of UDoves—Students for Peace in Israel & Palestine, Affordable Tuition Now, and Rainy Dawg Radio (the school radio station).

Team

Zebunissa Bradley - Good Scout Capital

Zebunissa Bradley

Talent Development
Portfolio Manager

Neel Garlapati

Director, Investor Relations and Communications

Brett Heeger

Outside Counsel

Abhishek Jasuja

financial analyst

Froy Terriquez - Good Scout Capital

Froy Terriquez

technology associate