Raj is a Managing Director of Sagewind Capital LLC. He has significant experience investing in the government services, technology, business services, and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Sagewind Capital, Raj was at American Securities, a leading middle market private equity fund. He sits on the boards of By Light Professional IT Services, GCOM Software LLC and Skience.
Raj has a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a BS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Douglas S. Land
Doug is the founder and managing director of The Chesapeake Group. He has been a financial and economic consultant since 1981. For the past 19 years, he has assisted both public and private firms in all phases of business start-up and growth including feasibility studies, business-plan preparation, equity funding, debt funding, private placements structuring, and initial public offerings. A member of the Board of Directors of several client companies, he is also the founder of Economic Analysis Group based out of Washington, DC. Doug was formerly an executive of Hambro Resource Development Incorporated, an affiliate of Hambros Bank of London, UK. He has a BA in Economics, and an MBA and MA in International Relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Lefkowitz is the founding partner of Sagewind Capital LLC. Steve has helped establish and build three private equity firms encompassing more than 30 years of experience investing in private equity. Prior to Sagewind, Steve co-founded CI Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, in 1993 where he served as President and COO. While part of the senior management team at CI Capital, Steve oversaw more than 150 acquisitions representing $7 billion in enterprise value, with approximately $1.5 billion of invested equity capital. Before joining CI Capital Partners, Steve was a Vice President at Mancuso & Company.
Steve is committed to philanthropic initiatives and has been involved in serving as a committee member for Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy, Posse Foundation, Kellogg Finance Network, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Global Lyme Alliance, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Museum of Berlin, and Solelim Venture Philanthropy.
Steve was born in Cleveland and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University in 1986 and a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of management in 1987.
Sam Levine is the founder of Bagnols Family Office Investment Partners. Sam is an experienced private equity investor who spent 25 years investing in middle market companies. Prior to forming his family office, Sam was the Head of Private Equity at Roundtable Investment Partners. Sam’s private equity experience also includes his role as Head of Private Capital at Blue Mountain Capital and Co-Head of Private Equity at Eos Partners. Sam has led private equity investments in dozens of successful private companies and served on numerous Boards. His industry experience includes business services, industrial services, health care services, transportation and logistics, finance companies, consumer, and petcare.
Donna Morea is an Operating Executive focused on technology and business services. Donna is the retired President of CGI Technologies and Solutions, where she led CGI’s multi-billion dollar IT and business process services in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Her clients included many of the world’s largest and most complex organizations in federal, state, and local government; healthcare; and financial services. Prior to that, she served in numerous executive management roles at American Management Systems, which merged with CGI in 2004. Ms. Morea received a BA with high honors from Wesleyan University and an MBA with distinction from Wharton. She currently serves on the boards of Net Health, Accelerate Learning, and as Chair of KLDiscovery (all Carlyle portfolio companies.) She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of SAIC (NYSE: SAIC) and is the Chair of the Technology Committee of the Truist Board of Directors (NYSE: TFC)
Al has 40+ years of diverse business experiences, with the common thread being his deep involvement in a wide range of software technologies. His foundational experience was 34 years at IBM, spending his first nine years in customer facing roles, followed by 25 years growing into various general management roles, primarily in IBM’s software business.
After retiring from IBM in 2011, and spending a year at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, he began his activities as a tech investor, investing in early stage companies and venture funds. In addition, over the past 20 years, he has applied his technology experience as a public company board director, specifically in insurance, energy and utilities, open source software, financial services and capital markets industries.
Al has spent the last 7 years working as an operating partner with a leading technology-driven private equity firm, where he has been involved with firms in fault-tolerant and edge computing, cybersecurity, fintech, ERP software and digital marketing.