Meet the team

We may be strong as individuals but together we are invincible

Jehangir A. Raja

chief executive officier (CEO)

Jehangir A. Raja – Managing Member of the General Partner

Mr. Jehangir A. (“J.A.”) Raja has a long and varied business career that encompasses many segments of the investment management, private equity and related fields as well as positions in corporate finance and operations.  Mr. Raja is a hedge fund manager, an entrepreneur, Wall street veteran and an accomplished financial executive. 

In August 2016, Mr. Raja founded JR Dallas Wealth Management, a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas, where he serves as CEO.  Since 2004, Mr. Raja has also served as CEO of BrightWay Capital (also based in Dallas), where he has managed investments, traded equities, and led M&A and joint venture transactions.  The company was started from scratch and it raised and managed 1.2 Billion USD within a year.  The company successfully invested and co invested along with firms like KKR, Carlyle Group and TPG. Mr. Raja also acquired United Investment Managers, a Chicago based Asset Management firm with over $300 Million under management. 

Prior to that, Mr. Raja was also one of the founding members of US Remodelers Inc, the company that was acquired by Home Depot and it went public in 1998.  Some of the investments made were in companies like Cnooc, OGDC, and Alibaba. 

 

Mr. Raja has over 26 years of experience in the financial industry encompassing executive leadership, equities trading, IPOs, M&As, sale of businesses, private equity placements, debt financing and financial analysis. 

Bobbie Jacobs-Ghaffar 

 Director of Operations (DOO)

Bobbie Jacobs-Ghaffar is currently a Director with JR Dallas Wealth Management, a Dallas based international investment firm.  She is the founder and CEO of Native Angels Home Care, Inc.  A homecare agency based in Robeson County, North Carolina and serving seven surrounding counties.  She co-founded Native Angels Hospice in 2005 (currently MSA Hospice) and founded and operated a Mental Health division of Native Angels through 2005. She also founded Native Angels Home Health, now Five Points based in Cumberland County, Angel Elite Sports Foundation, Angel Exchange and co-founded the Robeson County Sports Hall of Fame.  Native Angels was named the 2007 N.C. Small Business of the Year by the N.C. Small Business Administration after which Bobbie was named 2007 National Small Business Person of the year by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). Native Angels was also recognized by AICCSC (American Indian Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina) as the organization’s Business of the Year. 

 

Bobbie is a life-time resident of Robeson County and a member of the Lumbee Tribe.  She has been involved in community health and human services her entire career and has served on numerous local and state boards in the areas of education, environment, youth, health, minority affairs, and women’s issues. 

 

Board service:

  • Legal Services Board of North Carolina
  • NC Client and Community Development Initiative Board
  • Fund for Southern Communities
  • Robeson Health Care Corporation
  • NC Child Fatality Task Force
  • C. Juvenile Justice Board of Directors
  • Ford Foundation Youth Advisory Committee
  • C. Youth Legislative Delegation Member
  • Administration for Native Americans Reviewer
  • NC Teachers Fellows Selection Committee

 

Jacobs-Ghaffar was one of the original members of the committee that developed the National Museum of the American Indian along with now deceased elder, Rosa Revels-Winfrey.  She worked with her mentor, Donna Chavis on the “Seeds of Change,” a traveling version of the Smithsonian’s Quincentenary look at 500 years of occupation through cultural exchange based on seeds.  She has presented and/or taught workshops at Duke MBA, Wake Forest University, Duke School of Nursing and UNC Pembroke along with numerous church and youth groups. Jacobs-Ghaffar was project director for Project Phoenix, a award winning at risk youth initiative which collaborated with the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association of Robeson County and afforded her the opportunity to work directly with Sanford Locklear, Helen Locklear, Vernon Cooper, Bob Mangum, Mac Legerton, and many other social justice and social change elders. 

 

 

John W. Tulac

Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)

John W. Tulac provides practical, costeffective, ethical solutions and resolutions of your legal matters.

With more than 40 years of active law practice, including 30 years as arbitrator and mediator, as well as ten years as a judge pro tern, John is equally at home in a court of law, at the mediation table, or in the boardroom, domestically and internationally. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of international law.

Clients benefit from John’s vast experience combined with a wealth of knowledge and practical application, providing costeffective alternative to litigation. His proactive approach to business is based on the application of preventative law to stay out of trouble, minimize risk, and maximize positive outcomes.

John is recognized by his peers for the highest standards of competency and ethics, as documented in Martindale Hubbell National Law Directory, and he has earned the distinction of being preeminent in the field of international law, as documented in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys. He is listed annually as one of the top lawyers in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire.