Strong partnerships start with people, from a talented and ambitious management team to a collaborative and diverse group of investors.

TJ Gupta – Managing Partner

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TJ Gupta is the founding member of Riveria Investment Group. He is responsible for all aspects of investment management including the development of Riveria’s investment criteria and thesis, executing investments, and actively managing existing portfolio company performance.

Prior to founding Riveria, TJ joined Stripes Group where he was responsible for deal execution and portfolio company management across the consumer and technology sectors. Prior to Stripes Group, he was an investment banker in the mergers and acquisitions group at Houlihan Lokey.

TJ’s interest in investing stems from his grandfather, a successful entrepreneur who built several businesses at the end of World War II. TJ was fortunate to have a front row seat to the business successes and failures of those enterprises, and found a passion in navigating growth strategies, execution, and management.

Outside of Riveria, TJ enjoys spending time with his family and traveling anywhere with a beach. He is also a BBQ aficionado and gym enthusiast and has yet to realize how those two hobbies conflict.

TJ holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Virginia.

He is an active board member or board observer at a majority of Riveria’s portfolio companies.

Andrew Buehler – Vice President


Andrew is responsible for deal sourcing, evaluation, and transaction execution at the firm.

Prior to joining Riveria, Andrew was an investment analyst at Ocean Road Advisors, an $800M AUM single family office, where he focused on an internally managed long-short equity strategy, and was responsible for covering all IPOs. Prior to Ocean Road, he spent time at the investment bank TM Capital in Boston, and the corporate venture fund Singtel Innov8 in Shanghai, China.

Andrew is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and when not working, can be found grilling for his family and friends. Despite the name and hometown (Chicago), he has never seen the movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

He holds a B.A. in Economics and Chinese Language from Bates College.

Andrew is an active board member/seat observer at SolmeteX and Kalkomey Enterprises.

Jon Testani – Senior Associate

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Jon is responsible for deal sourcing, evaluating, and transactional due diligence surrounding new platform investments.

Prior to joining Riveria, Jon joined the finance division at ITT Corporation to implement and execute management strategic initiatives.

Jon was a four year starter for the University of Connecticut Baseball team, and took home the last championship for the original Big East athletic conference. In his free time Jon enjoys audio books podcasts and exercising outdoors. He still brings his baseball uniform and bag to the office, out of habit.

Jon holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Sean D’Arbanville – Analyst

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Sean is responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and transactional due diligence surrounding new platform investments.

Prior to joining Riveria, Sean interned in the mezzanine group at Ironwood Capital, supporting the deal team throughout the transaction process. He also interned at Symmetry Partners where he was responsible for portfolio analysis to the firm’s smart beta portfolios.

Outside of work, Sean is an avid golfer, reader and die-hard supporter of the New York Rangers. He is more known for his superior golf cart driving abilities, than the range of his drive or the quality of his put.

Sean holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Elie Alcantara – Assistant

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Elie Alcantara manages the daily administrative activities of the office and works on special ad-hoc projects.

Prior to joining Riveria, Elie was an office manager at Beldock, Levine and Hoffman, as well as ran building logistics for Park Avenue Associates.

In his free time Elie enjoys spending time with family and friends and challenging himself creatively as a chef. Elie is a friendlier version of Gordon Ramsay, and the office always enjoys sampling his latest recipe.

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