Peter Tarazi  

Prior to founding Tarcap S.A. in 2003, Peter Tarazi had 25 years of banking experience. His last position was with JP Morgan Chase an M.D. and Regional Executive for Middle East & Africa. His other banking experience includes managerial responsibilities at Union Bancaire Privée (Geneva) and at Bankers Trust Company New York, Paris and London where he worked in Capital Markets and in Corporate Finance.
Mr. Tarazi has extensive experience in real estate. He co-founded Taredco Ltd., a construction company based in London, and he co-developed major up-market real-estate and hotel projects in London and Paris. He is also a founder and Director of Hotel du Parc, Mulhouse and Liban Béton, Beirut.
Mr. Tarazi holds an MBA in International Business from INSEAD and a Masters in Economics from Sorbonne University. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic and has working knowledge of Greek.

Méline Roche  

Prior to taking over the top job at Tarcap S.A. in 2015, Méline Roche had 12 years of experience in Financial Products. Her last position was with Quilvest - Switzerland where Méline participated in the set up of the Geneva office and was in charge of the investment advisory services. Her other experience in finance includes managerial responsibilities at Thomson Reuters - Geneva, Thomson Financial - Paris and Credit Lyonnais - Paris.
Ms Roche has deep knowledge of financial markets and products and extensive experience in training and leading teams of bankers and asset managers. She is results oriented and focused on building client loyalty.
Ms Roche holds an MBA in International Business with minor in Decisional Data Processing from Grenoble Business School, and a BA in Economics from University of Montpellier. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has working knowledge of Russian.

Zachary L. Venegas  

Mr. Venegas co-founded Scimitar Global Ventures in 2003. Prior to co-founding Scimitar, he worked in the JP Morgan Private Bank in New York, Switzerland, and Bahrain. While at JP Morgan, he was a key member of the Middle East team, leading the Bahrain Private Banking office. Mr. Venegas is a West Point graduate with a degree in Classical Arabic and Portuguese languages, and has completed many of the U.S. Army's most difficult courses, including Airborne, Air Assault, Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare, and Army Ranger schools. He served with distinction in a variety of Infantry and special unit assignments before leaving military service as a Captain. Mr. Venegas holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In addition to Arabic, Portuguese, and Romanian, he speaks French and Spanish. Based in Dubai, Mr Venegas continues to act as an advisor to Tarcap Management Team.

Scott Ogur  

Mr. Ogur joined Scimitar Global Ventures in 2003. His experience includes five years at the JP Morgan Private Bank, where he managed over $1 billion of public equities and fixed income for Private Equity partners and foundation clients as a Portfolio Manager. He has a strong foundation in financial analysis and reporting, including three years of experience at Chemical Bank Corp. and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Ogur graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Accounting, and received an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he was a Glucksman Fellowship recipient. Based in New York, Mr Ogur continues to act as an advisor to Tarcap Management Team.