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Juan Sabater

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Partner and Co-President, Valor Equity Partners

Juan is a Partner and Co-President of Valor and is primarily responsible for its capital raise and client service functions. In addition, Juan focuses on investment prospect generation, due diligence of potential investments, and investment structuring and execution. Juan serves as a member of all Valor Investment Committees and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Harmony Biosciences and Addepar, and as a Board Observer for Dataminr and BlueVoyant. Juan has been involved with Valor since 2008, initially as an Advisor. He joined Valor on a full-time basis in 2010. 

Juan has over 25 years of private equity investing and investment banking experience. Before joining Valor, Juan was a Managing Director with Goldman Sachs, in the firm’s Investment Banking Division. As a part of the investment banking team, he held several positions, including membership in the private equity coverage group, the division’s senior management team, and as a coverage and execution banker for clients in Latin America. Following Goldman Sachs, Juan partnered with a law school friend to grow and scale Augeo Affinity Marketing. Together with his business partner, Juan grew Augeo into a leading private company in the affinity and loyalty industry. Juan currently is Co-Chairman of the Board of Augeo and focuses on the company’s efforts in identifying and developing new strategic initiatives. 

In addition to his Valor responsibilities, Juan serves on the Boards of Directors of several charitable and professional organizations nationally and in New York City, including The Frick Collection and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. He also is the Co-President of the Board of The Hewitt School. He sits on the Advisory Board of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and served on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School. He was appointed by President George Bush to the President’s Advisory Council on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center. He also is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (an initiative of the Obama Foundation). Most recently, Juan was appointed by President Joseph Biden to serve as a Member on the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy. Juan serves on the Board of the National Association of Investment Companies, which promotes diversity in the U.S. private equity industry. 

Juan holds an A.B. in History from Princeton University. He studied history at the University of Oxford, Mansfield College and holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He was formerly an officer in the United States Army Reserve.

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