Hemant Shah is responsible for WaterEquity’s fund-level accounting, including treasury, audit, tax, and financial reporting. He brings 19 years of experience in the alternative asset management industry.

Prior to joining WaterEquity, Hemant was the Director of Client Relations at Piedmont Fund Services, Inc. Prior to joining Piedmont, Hemant spent 15 years as a financial statement auditor focused on the alternative asset management industry. He started his career at Deloitte & Touché, LLP in their New York office and then moved to Metro Washington D.C. during his last year at the firm. He then moved to RSM US LLP, leading the Metro Washington DC’s Investment Management practice along with his partner. He has a robust knowledge of the AICPA Investment Companies Audit Guide, evaluating risks , U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), and working with registered investment advisors.

Hemant received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Kansas. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York and Virginia.  He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (not-active license).  

Hemant volunteers his time at the Virginia Society of CPA (VSCPA) as a Vice-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Council as well as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) as a committee member of the LGBTQ+ Initiatives Committee.