Raj Bhattacharyya is the CEO of Robertson Stephens. Raj has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, leading large franchises across trading and capital markets.
Raj spent 17 years at Deutsche Bank, in both New York and London, in various senior roles. Most recently, he was the head of the Foreign Exchange Franchise in the Americas, as well as the head of the Latin American Markets business. Previously, while based in London, he ran Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions for Western Europe, which covered all European corporations and financial institutions for their financing, risk management and treasury needs. Prior to that, he ran Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Risk Solutions in North America. Raj also spent five years at Merrill Lynch in Derivatives, and three years at Goldman Sachs in Quantitative Research.
Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Raj, as the Founder and CEO of YY Capital, was an active investor and mentor to early-stage financial technology companies looking to scale their businesses.
Raj serves on the Board of Directors of Strive for College, a non-profit which connects aspiring college students with free, one-on-one, online mentoring through the entire college admissions and financial aid application process. He also sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.
Raj earned his BA in Computer Science and Engineering from Harvard University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.