Piyush has a high Emotional Quotient (EQ) and is cognizant of how to channelize his strengths and shortcomings. Transitioning from a structured MNC culture at Goldman Sachs (GS) to a startup was never an easy task. However, Piyush was able to adjust to the new work environment, the people around him, the fast-paced culture, and the uncertainties seamlessly. As all of us were traversing uncharted waters, there were many a times when we hit rough patches as a firm, when we spent a lot of time on a deal and it didn’t materialize. I am sure Piyush might have contemplated quitting in one or more such moments. However, he did not and stayed committed to the firm through thick and thin. He had a single-minded agenda of learning more and attaining exposure from the deals he was a part of. It was only at my suggestion that he decided to move to Axis capital in pursuit of working on larger ticket sized deals.