Erik Akhund is managing director and investment officer of Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc., which participated in Melinta’s Series 3 round of financing in 2014. At Quadrant, he is responsible for the origination of a range of investments in private equity funds and direct investments. His investments have been in the areas of energy and power, utilities, real estate, media, internet, manufacturing, biotech and consumer goods. Prior to joining Quadrant, Mr. Akhund served in principal or senior management positions with early stage private companies, investment banks and venture capital firms. Mr. Akhund started his career with Bankers Trust Corporation in 1983. Mr. Akhund holds a Master of International Affairs in international banking and finance, a B.S. in industrial engineering and a B.S. in political science from Columbia University. He also received an MBA from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France and studied international law at Oxford University.