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Steve Lefkowitz

Steve Lefkowitz

Steve Lefkowitz

Founding Partner

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, particularly relating to veterans and education, and has supported Brothers for Life, and Boulder Crest. Steve 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.