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. Steve is a co-founder and board member of Bioenergy DevCo and serves as Chairman and Board member of By Light Professional IT Services and Skience, and sits on the board of Axient, Federal Advisory Partners, GCOM Software, and Sigma Defense. Prior to Sagewind, Steve co-founded CI Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, in 1993 where he served as President and COO. 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, Boulder Crest, and The Posse Veterans Program. 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.