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.
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.
- 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.
Kenneth Mark Deubner
Senior Legal Counsel
Degrees / Licenses / Certifications:
Professional Activities: At age 20, began working in the Family Retail Furniture Store business (K&M Corporation). Went from warehouse to CFO. Opened and managed multiple stores, one of which was sued. Providing support to the company attorney elicited a desire to practice law. Graduated from law school in 1990. Accepted one-year term as a Briefing Attorney at the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas. Upon completion of that position, associated with seasoned criminal attorneys. Litigated on behalf of criminal defense clients for approximately ten years while also learning how to take companies public. Moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, which had the highest concentration of high-tech companies desiring to have publicly traded shares. With partners, reversed merged companies using Colorado Shell C-corporations. When that niche became saturated with attorneys, returned to Dallas, Texas, to practice transactional business law.
Became CLO to TexCorp Communication, Inc., for the next seven years. Left due to downsizing. TexCorp remains a business client.
Began practicing business and transactional law as a solo practitioner.
In 2020, joined what would become Private Asset Services (PAS), a specialized trust fulfillment and servicing organization. Currently Senior Legal Counsel to PAS while maintaining a private law firm, K. Mark Deubner & Associates, PLLC. Firm employs 5-member staff of associate attorneys, paralegals, and administrative support. Currently seeking another attorney to help service growing client base.
Briefing attorney at Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas. Successful law practice of more than 30 years. No meritorious grievance ever filed.
Organizational Affiliations (Boards, Bars, Focus Groups, etc.):
Past Member, College of the Bar
Past Member, Texas Trial Lawyers
Past President, Whiterock Toastmasters
Emeritus Member, Texas State Bar