Joseph J. Vadapalas – Founder, Principal and Member –
Mr. Vadapalas was responsible for structuring, analyzing, financing, closing and monitoring financial performance of the Nexos’ investments. In this role, Mr. Vadapalas also sits on the Boards of Nexos’ portfolio companies. He is also currently a Senior Advisor with C-Quest Capital LLC, a Washington, DC based global energy efficiency and programmatic carbon credit developer. Mr. Vadapalas was previously Chief Investment Officer of WestSphere Capital LLC, a middle- market private equity firm focusing on investment in U.S. and Latin American middle market companies. Mr. Vadapalas also developed WestSphere’s investment management team that successfully carried out WestSphere’s U.S. middle market consolidation strategy. Mr. Vadapalas sat on the board of directors of all WestSphere’s U.S. portfolio companies, including Medical Laboratory Network, Southern California Food Services Corp and Automated Detection Systems Inc.
Mr. Vadapalas previously worked at The Chase Manhattan Bank on a variety of North American, Caribbean and Latin American transactions, from acquisitions and energy project financings to Latin American debt restructurings and offshore bank formation for Chase’s pharmaceutical clients. He was a Director in Chase Manhattan Capital Markets and a Vice President of The Chase Manhattan, N.A. Immediately prior to Chase, Mr. Vadapalas briefly served as an Energy Analyst in the Science & Technology Division of the Executive Office of the President where he focused on the shale fuel industry.
Mr. Vadapalas began his career as a Development Engineer in AtlanticRichfield’s (ARCO and currently BP p.l.c.) Research & Development division where he worked with refinery/petrochemical plant managers and engineering & construction companies in the start-up of new technologies and the optimization of existing operating facilites in Texas and California.
Mr. Vadapalas holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master in Public and Private Management from Yale University.