Professional Profile
– Seasoned serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of successful experience providing fiscal, strategic, and operations leadership in various challenging situations.
– During his career, he has raised capital, invested his own funds, and participated – as a buyer or a seller – in more than thirty private and public equity transactions.
– Managed up to 5000 employees with operating budgets over $ 750 million.
– Result-oriented and synergist leader with a strong record of performance in start-up, turnaround, and high paced organizations.
– Extensive track record steering a complex global business involved in acquisitions, development and operations of businesses across offices in various countries.
Unique blend of executive acumen, operational solutions and crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals.
– Founded and led SABi Ventures and SABi Trading and Contracting which focused on international trade, retail, and real estate, with multiple offices in 18 cities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
– Under his leadership, SABi Ventures was considered:

  • one of the leading Food Commodities companies in the USA, trading in grains, nuts, oils, meat and poultry.
  • the largest poultry exporting company in the USA, as well as the world largest exporter of chicken feet.
  • one of the leading Food Technology companies, involved in innovative designing, building and equipping various meat and poultry processing facilities around the world including Best Food, UAE and Tazaj, KSA.
  • one of the biggest restaurant design and equipment companies in the USA implementing projects globally.
  • SABi Ventures was sold to a multi-billion global conglomerate.
    – Ran SABi Funds I & II, which achieved IRRs of 22% & 26% respectively.
    – Through SABi Funds, he was CEO and/or Director in the following investments:
    – White House / Black Market, Inc. (acquired by Chicos)
    – Roadhouse Grill, Inc. (IPO 1996 NAS)
    – New Global, LLC (shopping centers, sold 2002)
    – National Retail Group, Inc. (consulting and management services)

– Founded SABi Medical Group, BV to develop innovative, first class solutions to the growing
healthcare needs within the MENA and GCC regions.
– Partnered up with Duke Medicine Global to exclusively build a premiere healthcare
consulting and advisory services company, manage branding and service offerings for a
Duke/Sabi MENA and GCC regional portfolio of medical wellness properties, and provide
healthcare delivery services. Preferred partner with Duke’s Continued Medical Education programs.
– Venture Partner at Aisling Capital, an approximately USD 2 billion New York based
healthcare dedicated fund, that invests in companies commercializing important healthcare
products, technologies and services.
– Member of the Advisory Board of Summus Global Inc., a healthcare company in New York
providing access to top-tier physicians across the spectrum of specialty medicine.
– Additional areas of expertise include: Strategy and mission planning; Finance, budgeting and
cost management; Sales and marketing leadership; Policy and procedure development, and
negotiations and strategic alliances.
– Served on the boards of a variety of companies, as well as civic and charitable organizations.
– Attended UCLA and earned his B.S. from North Carolina State University in 1985.