Meet Orion’s Board of Directors

Orion Business Innovation’s Board of DIrectors are highly vested and tenured with professional backgrounds from some of the nations leading software, technology, consulting, communications, and business services organizations.

Board of Directors

 

Chip Schorr

Senior Managing Director

One Equity Partners

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Chip Schorr

Senior Managing Director – One Equity Partners

 

Mr. Schorr joined OEP in 2015 when it combined with Augusta Columbia Capital and is a Senior Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee and the Operating Committee. Mr. Schorr’s prior and current investments, directorships and Chairman of the Board positions include Travelport, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intersil, Ameritas, Alliance Data Systems, AMI Semiconductor, Alorica, iFlex, Intelenet Global Services, nTelos, Crayon, Orbitz, STATS ChipPAC, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Genband, Freescale Semiconductor, KEMET, Worldspan, SMIC, Allegro, MagnaChip, Valor Communications, EMSO, Rizing, and ePak.

Prior to OEP, Mr. Schorr was Chairman and Managing Partner of Augusta Columbia, and before that a Senior Managing Director and Member of the Private Equity Investment Committee of Blackstone, having previously been Managing Partner of Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners. Mr. Schorr serves on the Board of Trustees of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Board of Directors of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Snowmass Chapel. He received a MBA from the Harvard Business School with honors, and graduated magna cum laude from The School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University.

Mr. Schorr’s first novel, The After, was published in 2018.

Carlo Padovano

Managing Director

One Equity Partners

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Carlo Padovano

Managing Director – One Equity Partners

 

Carlo Padovano joined OEP in 2012 and is a Managing Director based in New York and São Paulo. During his four years at OEP, Mr. Padovano worked on investments in the distribution, business services, technology and consumer industries. Mr. Padovano is a member of the Board of Directors of Cless Cosmetics, Portal, Rizing, Unicoba and Wow! Nutrition, and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Allied.

Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Padovano worked at GP Investimentos, a Brazilian private equity firm, where he was a member of the Board of Directors of Magnesita Refratários and BHG – Brazil Hospitality Group. Previously, Mr. Padovano worked in the Investment Banking division of JPMorgan in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Padovano received his B.Sc. in engineering and management systems from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University.

Raj Patil

CEO and President

Orion Systems Integrators LLC.

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Raj Patil

Chief Executive Officer and President – Orion Systems Integrators, LLC.

 

Raj is responsible for managing Orion’s growth as a leading provider of information technology and outsourcing services. With over 22 years of experience, Raj is a seasoned executive who has successfully led the growth and development of both significantly larger IT services companies, as well as start-up ventures. Prior to joining Orion, Raj was the President and COO of LiquidHub, an IT consulting and Services Company where he led the Business Units and Global Operations. In previous roles, he was a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of aSpark, an IT Services Company focused on enterprise solutions in the emerging digital interactive market. He has also spent over seven years with MphasiS, an HP company, playing several key roles in its growth to over a billion dollars in revenues.

Raj received an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, MS in Computer Science from Villanova University, Pennsylvania and a BS in Computer Science from Mysore University, India.

Ante Kusurin

Vice President

One Equity Partners

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Ante Kusurin

Vice President – One Equity Partners

 

Ante Kusurin joined OEP in 2011 and is a Vice President based in New York. During his seven years at OEP, Mr. Kusurin worked on investments in the industrials, technology, retail, consumer goods and oil and gas industries. Mr. Kusurin is a member of the Board of Directors of Rizing and Voltyre, a Board observer at Allegro, Zodiac and W.W. Williams, and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Inertech.

Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Kusurin worked in the Investment Banking division of NM Rothschild & Sons in London where he focused on the consumer goods and retail industries. Mr. Kusurin received his B.B.A. in finance from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, an M.Sc. in geography from School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford and an M.B.A. from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Otavio Birman

Associate

One Equity Partners

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Otavio Birman

Associate – One Equity Partners

 

Otavio Birman joined OEP in 2016 and is an Associate based in New York and São Paulo. Since 2016, Mr. Birman worked on investments in the technology, business services and industrial sectors. Mr. Birman is a member of the Board of Directors of Rizing, Orion and Cless Cosmetics, as well as a board observer at Wow! Nutrition, Unicoba and Portal.

Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Birman worked at HSI, a Brazilian real estate private equity firm, where he was involved in investments in the retail, logistics, residential, and hospitality sectors. Previously, Mr. Birman worked at UBS, covering the oil & gas industry.

Mr. Birman received his B.Sc. in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas.