Managing Director, Saints Capital
Mr. Sawyer is currently a Managing Director for Saints. Before founding Saints in 2000, he was formerly the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Prudential Volpe Technology Group, a division of Prudential Securities. From 1996 to 1999, 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 technology and healthcare and later acquired by Prudential Securities in December of 1999.
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 IPOs of internet and technology companies as a member of the Commitment Committee.
Mr. Sawyer grew his department’s revenue by over 8 times in the three years at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. Mr. Sawyer has served on the Board of Directors and as the CFO of a publicly traded company, New Image Industries, which was sold to Dentsply. Mr. Sawyer was also the CEO and founder of TECS, an employment agency. Mr. Sawyer worked briefly at Leo Burnett Advertising Agency as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Sawyer serves on the Board of Directors, or is a Board Observer at Cleargauge, Continuous Computing, HK Systems, Travel Intelligence, Laureate Pharmaceuticals, Acsis and Alliance. Prior investments have included Sidestep, Tellme, Military.com, Vertical Networks, Scene 7, Cyber Trust, eVoice and Magnet Communications.