Mr. Baqui is an Associate at Hastings. Prior to joining Hastings in 2016, Mr. Baqui was a Vice President at Rioux Capital, a startup commercial finance company where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and managing due diligence processes in a variety of lower-middle market asset-based financing transactions, focused primarily on energy services, from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Baqui started his career in 2007 as a Credit Risk Analyst at Pershing LLC, a former subsidiary of Credit Suisse, where he was involved in a variety of equities, fixed income and derivatives transactions between investment banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds. Other professional experience includes working as a Vice President of Business Development at First Capital (2011-2013), Associate at Rockspring Capital (2010-2011), Equity Research & Corporate Development Consultant at Asian Tiger Capital Partners (2008-2010), and an Equity Research Associate at Siddique International LLC (2008). Mr. Baqui received a BBA in Finance with a minor in Economics from Pace University in New York City.