Partner, Valor Equity
Mr. Sabater is a Partner of the Firm and is primarily responsible for the Firm’s capital raise and client service functions. In addition, Juan focuses on investment prospect generation, investment structuring and execution, and due diligence of potential acquisitions. Mr. Sabater serves as a member of Valor's Investment Committee and currently serves as a director of Renovate America and Porch.com, both Valor portfolio companies. He has been involved with Valor since 2008, initially as an advisor. He joined Valor on a full-time basis in 2010.
Mr. Sabater has over 20 years of private equity investing and investment banking experience. Before joining Valor, he was a Managing Director with Goldman, Sachs & Co. 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, Mr. Sabater partnered with a law school friend to grow and scale Augeo Affinity Marketing, Inc. Together with his business partner, he grew Augeo into a leading private company in the affinity and loyalty industry. Juan currently is Co-Chairman of the Board of Augeo and leads the company’s efforts in identifying and developing new strategic initiatives.
In addition to his Valor responsibilities, Mr. Sabater serves on the Board of Directors of several charitable organizations in New York City, including The Frick Collection and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. He also is the 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. Mr. Sabater also serves on the Board of Directors of My Brother's Keeper Alliance. He is Co-Chair of the Board of the New America Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the economic development of the American Latino community.
Mr. Sabater 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 is formerly an officer in the United States Army Reserve.