Malini Ram Moraghan, MBA ’06
Founder and Managing Director, Torana Group
Malini Ram Moraghan is founder and managing director of Torana Group, an
investment firm that offers business owners alternative capital for responsible
growth and equitable exits. Moraghan has spent years balancing margin and
mission, working at the intersection of food and agriculture, and impact
investments. Prior to Torana, she ran a multi-million dollar portfolio of activity
through Drawing Board and DAISA Enterprises, advising single family offices,
national foundations, regional food system investors and USDA career leaders.
She has worked with a variety of businesses, across a range of investor types
and has focused on integrating financial viability and measurable social impact.
Before she owned farm-grade rubber boots, Moraghan spent a decade in the
private sector. She was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co., served
her community as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and cut her teeth as an investment
banker at JPMorgan in New York. Moraghan has been nationally recognized as
an expert, speaking at the White House Rural Council ROI Summits, USDA’s
AgOutlook, SSAWG, SAFSF, OFN, and SARL conferences. Moraghan serves on
the Joint Federal Reserve-USDA Publication Advisory Committee. She is
currently on the board of The Common Market, was a founding board member of
Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and a past Board Member of a Feeding America
Moraghan earned a BS in chemical engineering from Cooper Union, an MBA from
Chicago Booth, and has passed Level I of the CFA Exam.