OUR NAME & HISTORY
Meru Global was founded to provide parity of service matching a client's potential instead of institutional support provided with a rear-view mirror mindset
The name "Meru" has relevant meaning and informs our internal efforts and corporate culture on several levels: From the first-of-its-kind summit documented at merufilm.com; to its literal translation of backbone or spine; to its references of enlightenment in religious settings. We would encourage you to take a 15 minute coffee break when you're not too busy and Google "Meru" just to learn something interesting and new.
Meru Global was originally founded in New York City in November 2017. In April of 2018, the company announced it was moving into the LSU Innovation Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
COMPANY LEADERSHIP & TEAM
Founder & Managing Partner
Philip Capone, CFA
Prior to founding Meru Global in November 2017, Philip has represented clients large and small on an internal basis for over 10 years. Practicing since before the financial crisis, Philip brings full economic cycle experience, including hands-on operating, agent, and principal investing experience. During this time he has advised funds directly managing over $10 billion in assets under management.
Philip started his career in 2007 at Capital One Securities located in New Orleans, working on the sell side as part of an established energy equity research team. In 2008 he worked at Oppenheimer & Company covering financial markets during the Financial Crisis. Philip then transitioned over to the buy side where he learned and honed his craft and understanding of the industry supporting PMs on Wall Street at name brand firms (OppenheimerFunds), as well as several years in the hedge fund world.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Finance, Summa cum Laude, 2007
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Tunis, Tunisia, 2008
• CFA Charterholder & Member
• Manhattan Institute's Young Leaders Advisory Committee
• United States, Europe, Canada, Tunisia, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Peru, Ecuador, China
Before joining Meru Global, Collin began his career in finance through an internship at M6 Partners in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he worked on valuation projects for investments in closely held companies as well as an investment in a lower middle-market private equity fund. A recent LSU graduate, he is also a current Level II candidate in the CFA Program.