ABOUT US

Founded by Paul Yurashevich, Ostium Partners is backed by investors, successful entrepreneurs and operators that bring decades of experience growing businesses across many industries.

 

PAUL YURASHEVICH

Managing Partner

Paul Yurashevich brings over a decade of experience in operational scale-up, finance and mergers & acquisitions in high-growth businesses. 

Most recently, Paul headed operations at a VC-funded fintech company based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he had worked as a Vice President at PIMCO in high-yield corporate credit, including investments in many healthcare, services and transportation companies. Earlier in his career, he had worked in mergers & acquisitions in the technology sector.


Paul is a CFA charter holder and earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also holds a BS in Economics with concentrations in Operations & Information Management and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Paul resides in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and daughter.

SHARIQUE HASAN

Advisor

Sharique Hasan is an Associate Professor of Strategy at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Sharique studies social networks, careers and entrepreneurship. His research has explored how networks help people learn complex ideas, what types of network connections enhance individual and firm performance, and how individuals can build larger and more diverse networks. Sharique's research on careers has explored how specialized experience translates into rapid career advancement and how the internal configuration of organizations shapes the dynamics of jobs inside them.


His research has been published in leading journals including Organization Science, Management Science, the American Sociological Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science and is on the editorial board of Organization Science. Professor Hasan received his BS in Computer Science and Philosophy from Rutgers College in New Jersey, an MS in Public Policy and Management and his PhD in Organizational Theory and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. His doctoral dissertation, “Social Networks, Stratification and Careers in Organizations” won the Herbert A. Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Administrative Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to Duke, Sharique was Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

ALESSIO BARALDI

Advisor

Alessio is a partner with Albaron Partners (a private equity fund focused on small- to mid-size businesses) and an executive director of Metro Vein Centers. Prior to founding Albaron, he spent twelve years as a venture capital and private equity professional at Warburg Pincus, Blackstone, and Morgan Stanley. In these roles he steered the strategic direction and supported the growth plans of companies in the healthcare, business services, and technology sectors.


A serial entrepreneur, Alessio has founded two other companies: Clearabee, a B2B logistics provider that reached $30 million of revenue in four years, and Evermore Nutrition, a healthcare services firm. In these ventures he generated substantial growth by applying innovative, data-driven technologies to improve go-to-market strategies and supply chain operations.


Alessio earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Finance and Management from Cass Business School in London and Bocconi in Milan.

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