Ken Sawyer is a Managing Director and Co-founder at Saints Capital. He has been selected as a member of the Forbes Midas list for several years, where he was recognized as one of the top 100 investors in venture capital globally.
Before co-founding Saints’ direct secondary activities with Mr. Quinlivan in 2000, Mr. Sawyer was the Head of Strategic Advisory Services and Mergers and Acquisitions at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co., a privately-held investment bank focused on emerging growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries. While at Volpe, Mr. Sawyer advised over 100 companies on strategic issues, assisted in completing over 50 M&A transactions totaling several billion dollars, assisted in completing several strategic private placements and IPOs, and reviewed and approved over 50 IPOs of internet and technology companies as a member of the Commitment Committee. Mr. Sawyer grew his department’s revenue by over eight times in his three years at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co.
Prior to working at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co., Mr. Sawyer was a Partner at Colman Partners and a Principal at Colman Furlong & Co. Mr. Sawyer also has operating experience as the CFO of New Image Industries, a publicly traded digital imaging company. He also has operating experience as a founder and CEO of several small private companies. Mr. Sawyer began his career at Morgan Stanley & Co.
Mr. Sawyer received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS with honors in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. At Stanford, Mr. Sawyer was elected as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. Mr. Sawyer also studied in France, Washington, D.C., and at the Copenhagen School of Business in Denmark.