Co-Founder & Managing Principal
Sander Levy is a co-founder and managing principal of Bridge Growth Partners. He was previously a managing director of Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm which manages over $8 billion of equity capital, and was a founding partner at the firm’s inception 25 years ago. Mr. Levy was co-chair of Vestar’s Investment Committee, member of the Executive Committee and was responsible for the firm’s financial services practice. Earlier in his career, Levy was a member of the Management Buyout Group of The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse). He currently serves as a director of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA). Mr. Levy previously served on the boards of Triton Container International Limited, Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: VR), Duff & Phelps, Inc., Wilton Re Holdings, Gleason Corporation, Sun Apparel, Inc. and Clark-Schwebel, Inc., among other Vestar-related companies. In addition, Mr. Levy previously served on the Investor Advisor Committee on Financial Markets of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a current member of the Board and executive committee of the Birthright Israel Foundation. Levy graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School.