Founder and Principal

Murat Wahab, MBA, is a successful business leader with extensive expertise in Commercial Banking and Retail Banking, Hospitality Management, Sales and Not-For-Profit Management.
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Murat Wahab, MBA, Founder & Principal

Murat Wahab is a successful business leader with extensive expertise in Commercial-Middle-Market, Business Banking, Retail Banking, Hospitality Management and sales, Not-For-Profit Management, and connecting Private Equity Firms, Private Lenders, Banks, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, and Funders utilizing a vast network built over two decades. The firm is named for Mr. Wahab’s late nephew Hakim, a remarkable young man of great promise, lost in an automobile accident at only 16 years of age. Mr. Wahab strives to honor Hakim’s memory with good deeds, a love of life, and joy from bringing successful people together to maximize their opportunities and success.
Mr. Wahab has a breadth and depth of experience in commercial, business, and retail banking and financial services in the U.S. and hospitality management experience in the U.S. and abroad. His banking career began at Wells Fargo, where he held several positions culminating in Vice President and Business Relationship Manager. He was responsible for managing the accounts of more than 300 mid-size companies. Mr. Wahab also held management roles with City National Bank (an RBC Company), JPMorgan Chase, East West Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.

He has received numerous awards for productivity and sales, and customer satisfaction. Currently, he serves on the Global Chamber San Francisco Advisory Board, Golden Gate University Alumni Board of Directors, and Strategic Advisor at LiVeritas Biosciences. He volunteers at other non-profit organizations that focus on youth development and helping immigrants develop their full potential. For several years, Mr. Wahab volunteered as an Advisory Committee Member for SFAsia, a non-profit international development arm of the City and County of San Francisco. He served for a time as Director of SFAsia, one of GlobalSF’s signature initiatives. He is a skilled fundraiser and event planner.

Mr. Wahab earned his Bachelor's degree and MBA from Golden Gate University (GGU). At GGU, a prestigious business and law school in San Francisco, he was the Student Success Award recipient, the highest honest honor that the undergraduate faculty can bestow upon a student. As a graduate student, Mr. Wahab was on the Dean’s List. He also holds a Hotel and Catering Management Diploma from KDU University College, Malaysia, and a Global Marketing certificate from Riverside University of California.
Well-traveled and multilingual, Mr. Wahab is fluent in Malay, English, and Indonesian.