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Sam Gabbita

Operating Partner

Sam joined Element in 2006. He has experience in private equity and investment banking, with a focus on industrial, energy, and telecommunications companies.

Prior to joining Element, Sam worked as an Associate at Lazard Freres focused on financial restructuring of companies in the energy, transportation, cable and automotive industries. He also spent three years as an Associate with Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused on growth, buyout and venture investments in the telecommunications and information technology sectors. Sam also worked as a Financial Analyst in Investment Banking for Salomon Brothers.

Sam earned his BA in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Serving on Portfolio Company Boards:

  • Agility Fuel Systems
  • Soleras Advanced Coatings
  • Wasatch Wind, Inc.

Previous Boards:

  • Five Cubits