Founder & Co-Managing Partner
Saif Mansour is responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and oversight of Breakwater’s portfolio and brings 16 years of experience in private company investing. In 2006, Saif identified a significant market opportunity for a relationship-oriented investment firm built on a deep commitment to values-based business principles. To that end, he founded Breakwater and positioned it into a leading, high-growth private investment firm with a meaningful presence in the U.S. lower middle market. Prior to founding Breakwater, he was a Vice President at a Los Angeles-based private family investment firm and served as a Strategy Consultant to the Office of the President at Union Bank of California. Saif began his finance career in the venture capital industry at The Avram Miller Company. In 2014, Saif was selected as a semifinalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in Greater Los Angeles, and in 2011 he was selected a winner of the 40 UNDER 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Award. He is actively involved in several charities and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also advises and serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of Breakwater portfolio companies. Saif holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University, where he was a member of its Division I Varsity Men’s Soccer Team.