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Professional Skills and Experience Panait’s diverse range of talents make him an asset in a variety of economic sectors. From technology to media to energy, he’s able to quickly adapt to different environments. His combination of instinct, people skills, and financial acumen has made it possible to quantify the projected values of market transactions before determining which paths hold the most promise.

Cosmin Panait’s experience is an extension of the principles he learned during his prestigious education. A strong understanding of the markets combined with an ability to read people’s motivations have proven to be an excellent foundation for a thriving investment career. Areas of expertise include Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE), hedge fund investments, venture capital, and private equity. From the buying and selling of securities to the cut-throat stakes of VC investments, Panait has made it his mission to understand the details of every individual and company he does business with.

He’s learned to look past the sometimes superficial promises of entrepreneurs to the rawer qualities below. Philanthropy/Charitable Involvement Cosmin Panait is actively involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors. Along with his wife, Lilian Yang, he established the Cosmin Panait and Lilian Yang Foundation and the Cosmin Panait and Lilian Yang MMS Scholarship. Unsurprisingly, much of his charitable giving is focused on the institution that brought him so much personal and professional fulfillment. After giving to the Fuqua Annual Fund for several consecutive years, the pair gave $300,000 as a restricted endowed scholarship for international MMS students.

Both members of the graduating class of 2011 at Fuqua’s Master of Management Studies, the couple wanted to both support international students and attract some of the brightest minds both domestically and internationally to the academic table. This scholarship program also helps students from abroad breathe a little easier about how they’re going to stay afloat financially in the midst of all their academic responsibilities. Accomplishments/Achievements Panait is inordinately proud of his ability to strike at the right time and spot opportunities that others miss. He became an early investor in a number of private companies that would eventually become publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. This initial accomplishment gave him both the confidence and the means to pursue additional opportunities in finance.

He’s also remarkably adept at mastering the basics of different industries, whether that’s ad-tech or biotech. The breadth of his investment portfolio stretches out across the markets and around the world. He’s also very devoted to the academic causes he supports, including the MMS Scholarship at Duke University. He knows what it’s like to struggle to find your footing— particularly as a young graduate with big ambitions. His ability to help other young people establish themselves gives him a tremendous… Personal Interests/Hobbies Cosmin Panait is a devoted family man. His wife and daughter are the strongholds in his life, providing stability and a strong sense of purpose in his professional world.

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