David Barr



David Barr provides guidance in strategy, capital formation and corporate governance for Excelsior Capital Ventures.  He firmly believes that Excelsior fulfills an unique need in the marketplace by providing liquidity and marketing services – both of which assist in the velocity of commerce in today’s global jewelry market.


Barr sits on a variety of public and private boards, both internationally and domestically within three verticals:  Jewelry, Franchising and Restaurants.  His previous board jewelry experience includes being Chairman of Samuels Jewelers, Inc (the U.S.’s 7th largest specialty jewelry retail chain) from 2000 until 2006, and being Chairman of The Jewellery Group (Australia’s 3rd largest retail jewelry chain).  In addition, David currently sits on the board of directors of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG), Dash DPZ China Ltd. (dba Domino’s Pizza China), Franworth LLC, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Inc., and BrightStar Care, Inc.


Barr holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia where he also currently sits on the Advisory Board and guest lectures from time to time.


Nehal Modi

President & Chief Executive Officer, Founder


Nehal Modi leads the strategy, vision, and team behind Excelsior Capital Ventures.  He is intent on making Excelsior a game changer in the global diamond and jewelry sector.


Prior to founding Excelsior in 2015, Mr. Modi owned and operated several wholesale and retail businesses in the diamond and jewelry industry.  He spent 12 years heading up global conglomerate Gitanjali’s USA operations, which he helped grow from infancy to $400M.  Mr. Modi’s influence and vision has been recognized by JCK magazine, when naming him to the 50 Power Players List for 2014 and 2015.


Mr. Modi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Boston University’s School of Management.




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