Faiyaz Merchant, our Chairman, oversees and advises on all aspects of Spade Capital's assets, including acquisition, management, and disposition. With over four decades of experience and success as a serial entrepreneur, Faiyaz brings invaluable knowledge and insight to the team. He is also a Chartered Accountant.
Raza Merchant, a native Houstonian and entrepreneur, is the Founder and Managing Director of Spade Capital and Spade Pay. His legal expertise and experience in various industries provide a unique perspective to his role. Raza holds a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In his spare time, he enjoys watching UT football and spending time with his family.
Madiha Merchant plays a crucial role in Spade's strategy, risk management, and acquisition analysis. With a background in real estate accounting and a passion for numbers, she leads the underwriting and ongoing analysis of assets. Madiha holds a bachelor's degree from the Institute of Business Management and is pursuing her Enrolled Agent (EA) certification. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Madiha MerchantVice President
Jennifer Siegel serves as Legal Counsel for Spade Capital and Spade Pay. A graduate of the University of Southern California and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, she specializes in corporate, real estate, and private equity law. Jennifer handles legal due diligence, compliance, and asset dispositions for Spade Capital. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her cat, Tofu.
Jennifer SiegelLegal Counsel
Emily Stricklin is the Marketing Associate for Spade Capital and Spade Pay, handling social media accounts, marketing materials, and coordinating plans. A Communications Specialist from Florence, Alabama, Emily has experience in sales, professional writing, public speaking, and event planning. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.
Emily StricklinMarketing Associate
Ismail Muhammad serves as the Computer Systems Analyst at Spade Capital, playing a vital role in managing the company's IT infrastructure and optimizing the software delivery pipeline. With a strong focus on innovation, Ismail continuously identifies ways to streamline business processes and improve efficiency. In addition to his technical expertise, Ismail contributes to the investor relations department, showcasing his versatility and commitment to the company's success.
Ismail MuhammadComputer Systems Analyst
Murtaza Rabbani is an accomplished Sales Associate at Spade, bringing over 15 years of experience in sales to the team. Murtaza is known for his keen attention to detail, negotiation skills, and unwavering commitment to client success. His extensive sales experience has allowed him to master the art of establishing and nurturing long-lasting relationships. A family man, Murtaza enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two sons, exploring new cuisines, and attending sporting events.
Murtaza RabbaniSales Associate
Syed Hussain is a Sales Associate at Spade, known for his exceptional customer service and dedication to helping clients achieve their goals. With a strong sales and marketing background, he excels in building relationships and identifying opportunities. As a sports enthusiast and Manchester United fan, Syed enjoys staying active and discussing matches. In his free time, he explores new places and spends quality time with friends and family.