The Sachs Capital Group leadership team includes investment professionals with extensive experience in a variety of business sectors and asset classes enhancing our abilities to invest prudently in a wide range of situations. This expertise includes:
- Senior-level executive management within the financial services sector
- Public company board membership
- Principal investing (VC and PE) in both corporate and real estate sectors
- Public and private capital raising
- Commercial lending
- Public accounting
Gregory H. Sachs – Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory H. Sachs is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sachs Capital Group LP. He is also the founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deerfield Capital Management LLC (“Deerfield”). For over 25 years, Mr. Sachs has been a pioneer in the Asset Management industry with extensive experience partnering both in the US and abroad with “Blue Chip” financial institutions, public and private institutional investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals (multi-billion-dollar families).
Mr. Sachs received both an M.S. in Quantitative Analysis and Finance and a B.B.A. in Actuarial Science and Quantitative Analysis from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Upon graduation in 1988, Mr. Sachs joined Chicago-based Lotsoff Capital Management as a fixed income portfolio manager. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Sachs was recruited to serve as Vice President and Trading Manager for Harris Trust and Savings Bank’s Global Fixed Income Trading Division. In this capacity, he was responsible for planning and overseeing all aspects of the Division’s activities including the development of the quantitative strategies used by the group to trade international government bonds, futures, options, and other derivatives.
In 1993, Mr. Sachs founded Deerfield Capital Management with the backing of a Hong Kong based partner. In its early years, Deerfield focused solely on fixed income arbitrage and relative value trading strategies based on the identification of anomalies in global fixed income, futures, options, and derivative markets. From its initial funding of $15 million, the firm surpassed $1 Billion under management within four years. In December 2007, when Mr. Sachs sold his interest in Deerfield and retired as Chairman and CEO, Deerfield’s assets under management were approximately $17 Billion diversified across structured and hedge fund products and managed accounts. The persistent growth and success of the firm during this period is owed to Mr. Sachs’ belief in the importance of three factors: solid returns, risk management and client relations. Mr. Sachs’ success in steering Deerfield from a small fixed income hedge fund manager into one of the industry’s most respected alternative fixed income capital managers is a reflection of his energy, persistence and foresight during a period of great change.
Mr. Sachs created a Fund Administration Company in the Bahamas. The Fund Administration Company managed about $2BB and Mr. Sachs sold it to the Bank of Butterfield (Bermuda) in 2004. In addition, Mr. Sachs was instrumental in creating a Bank in Gibraltar.
While Mr. Sachs was at Deerfield, Deerfield was responsible for managing Deerfield Capital Corp, a publicly traded (DFR:NYSE) specialty finance company that invests in different credit related asset classes, including corporate debt instruments (e.g. bank loans, mezzanine debt, etc.) and mortgage backed securities (e.g. RMBS, whole loans, etc.). Deerfield Capital Corp had gross assets in excess of $8 billion at the time Mr. Sachs sold his interest in Deerfield.
Mr. Sachs founded SCG Financial Acquisition Corp. (SCGQ:NASDAQ), a Special Purpose Acquisition Company in 2011. He raised $80 million through an initial public offering and assembled a team to assist in identifying acquisition targets. SCGQ acquired RMG Networks, Inc. and Symon Communications, Inc. in April 2013 (now named RMG Networks). RMG Networks was publicly traded (RMGN:NASDAQ) until it was taken private in September 2018. As the former Executive Chairman, Mr. Sachs played a critical role in the management of RMG Networks, positioning the company to be a global leader in technology-driven visual communication. Mr. Sachs continues to serve as a board member of RMG Networks.
In addition to institutional investment experience, Mr. Sachs also has significant experience investing in a wide range of asset classes for his personal portfolio, as well as others. These asset classes have included Life Sciences, Quick Service Restaurants, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Retail and Restaurant, Equity Trading Strategies, Managed Futures and Options, as well as a variety of other Alternative Asset Classes.
Mr. Sachs was an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, where he taught a course to second year Graduate Students in the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The course focused on building an Alternative Asset Management business.
Mr. Sachs is happily married, is the father of three children and enjoys travel and cycling. His commitment to philanthropic causes is recognized in the S.A.C.H.S. Foundation, which has sent hundreds of underprivileged children to summer camp. In November 2001, Mr. Sachs was named in Crain’s Chicago Business’s annual “Forty Under Forty” article, which showcases Chicago’s rising business and civic stars. Mr. Sachs has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences.
Mr. Sachs continues to serve as a board member of the now private RMG Networks, Inc. He served on the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium and was a member of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He is the former Vice-Chairman of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation and a former board member of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation, Imperial Trust Company (California), RMG Networks, Inc. (RMGN:NASDAQ), Triarc Companies (TRY:NYSE), Deerfield Capital Corp (DFR:NYSE) and the Futures Industry Association.
Michelle Sibley – Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Sibley is the Chief Financial Officer at Sachs Capital Group LP. Over the past thirteen years, her responsibilities at Sachs Capital Group LP have covered all financial aspects of the business, including financial modeling, cash management, accounting oversight, coordination of financial transactions, tax research and analysis, review of legal documents and structuring of deals terms.
While at Sachs Capital Group, Ms. Sibley served as the Chief Financial Officer for SCG Financial Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. While in this role, her responsibilities included cash management, filing required documents with the SEC, performing due diligence on potential acquisition candidates and oversight of all accounting, audit and tax functions. Ms. Sibley also previously served on the Board of Directors for RYU Apparel, Inc., a public company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Prior to joining Sachs Capital Group LP, Ms. Sibley was a senior tax manager in Deloitte & Touche’s tax practice. She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting, working in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche’s hedge fund and alternative investment practices. During her public accounting career, she was responsible for tax planning, structuring of derivative transactions, tax compliance, and managerial oversight of over 20 staff.
Ms. Sibley received a B.S. in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is the mother of three children and enjoys spending her free time with her children and watching their various sporting activities.