Sari founded Sage in 2002, and continues to be a driving force in the company’s strategy and direction. Sari is a recognized leader in the field of information security, and authored Security Program and Policies; Procedures: Principles and Practices, which is in used in undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide. She is also the author and presenter of the best-selling CISSP Complete Video Course. Sari has published a number of articles related to cybersecurity, has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and on CNBC, speaks regularly at cybersecurity, legal, financial and healthcare conferences and workshops around the country, and is a frequent guest lecturer.
Sari serves on the Bangor Savings Bank Board of Directors and the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Board. She provided expert witness testimony in the groundbreaking PATCO v. Ocean National Bank case, represents industry on the Massachusetts Bankers Association Cybersecurity Task Force, and is a member of the American Bankers Association cybersecurity faculty.
Sari earned her MBA from the University of New Hampshire system. She holds multiple industry accreditations including CISSP-ISSMP, CRISC, CISM, MCSE, and NSA/IAM. She is also certified in Offshore Emergency Medicine.
Prior to founding Anacapa Partners, a private investment firm based out of San Mateo, CA, Jeff was the CEO of three venture-backed buyouts – Balkin Cable Holdings (cable television system operator), Ancora Capital (mail presort), and Liberty Fitness (women’s fitness centers). Following these three buyouts, Jeff founded Deeelish! (manufacturer/retailer of ready-to-cook gourmet meals). In each of Jeff’s four ventures he has maintained responsibility for all aspects of sourcing acquisition/start- up opportunities, including identifying potential targets, industry analysis, company specific due diligence, and fundraising (debt and equity) to complete the transaction. Following the completion of each acquisition Jeff became the senior executive of the acquired company with direct reporting responsibility to a shareholder group and Board of Directors.
Prior to beginning his entrepreneurial path Jeff was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts and MBA from Stanford University, and remains actively involved in the Stanford community. He participates in classroom case discussion for entrepreneurship courses at the Graduate School of Business, serves as a mentor for students participating in a two- quarter business planning course, and volunteers in numerous capacities for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Jeff is also a member of the Ford Committee at DAPER.
Richard Augustyn is a successful entrepreneur and accomplished investor for more than 25 years. He is the Founder and CEO of NIP Group, a leading national provider of risk management and insurance services, and Extensis Group, one of the nation’s largest Human Resource outsourcing services.
He is also passionate about partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs to help build great companies. He invests his own capital through NIP Investments with a focus in the lower middle-market. He provides his business partners a source of deep operational and entrepreneurial expertise. NIP Investments portfolio has grown to over 60 companies mostly in the Business Services sector in North America. Richard currently serves on the Board of five companies.
His early business success landed him a spot among the Forty Under 40, a program that honors young men and women who have made outstanding contributions to their fields.
Guy Daniello is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer for Peloton, a professional services firm specializing in analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise performance management. He previously served as Vice President for Hitachi Consulting where he led the Business Intelligence and Performance Management Practice for the northeast region. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President and Executive Team member for Palladium Group. Guy received a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University.