Samuel Robinson, Chairman
Samuel Robinson is Managing Partner and President at Sagard Capital. He also serves as Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada and as a board member of certain Sagard portfolio companies, including IntegraMed Fertility, Vein Clinics of America and GP Strategies (NYSE:GPX).
Samuel joined Sagard and Power in 2016 after an 18 year career at Goldman Sachs, during which he served in a variety of positions, including Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Strategy for the global Investment Banking Division, Chief Operating Officer of the firm’s emerging markets businesses and Asia Chief of Staff. He joined the firm in 1996 as a financial institutions investment banker.
Samuel has significant experience in strategy, business operations, M&A, capital raising and in working closely with leaders to maximize their own strategic and operational impact.
He holds a M.A. and a M.Phil., both from Christ Church, Oxford.
Samuel is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and lives in New York. He serves on the Development Board of Christ Church and on the U.S. Board of the Cambodian Childrens’ Fund.
Bill Hughson, Vice Chairman
Previously the CEO and President of IntegraMed Fertility, Bill was responsible for the vision and strategy as well oversight for the company’s day-to-day operations.
Before joining IntegraMed Fertility, he served as President of the Healthcare Group of DeVry Inc, a leading global provider of educational services. Among his accomplishments at DeVry, he improved both academic outcomes and student satisfaction while nearly doubling his group’s revenue to $670M and increasing profitability. Bill previously spent nine years at DaVita, a Fortune 500 provider of dialysis and related services. He served in a number of different roles, including Founder and President of DaVita Rx, a specialty pharmacy serving patients with kidney disease; Vice President of Operations for the Sierra Terrific and Pacific Gold Divisions; and Executive at Large. Bill got his professional start in the Capital Markets Division of Morgan Stanley and in the healthcare group of Bain & Company.
Bill is a graduate of Williams College cum laude and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A member of the Young Presidents Association, he is based in Chicago where he lives with his wife and two children.
Mr. Desmarais is Managing Partner and Executive Chairman at Sagard Capital.
He was appointed Vice-President at Power Corporation and Power Financial in May 2014. Prior to his current position, he worked in the Risk Management Group of Great-West Lifeco beginning in 2012. Previously, he worked in project management and corporate strategy at Imerys in France. He began his career with Goldman Sachs, in the Investment Banking Division, Investment Strategy Group, as well as in the Special Situations Group.
In May 2014, Mr. Desmarais was named a director of Great-West Life, Investors Group, Mackenzie, Pargesa and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert. In 2016 he was named Chairman of Wealthsimple and Vice-Chairman of Imerys.
Mr. Desmarais is the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard College (graduating cum laude) and he holds a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD in France.
Anil Shrivastava is a Partner at Sagard Capital.
Prior to joining Sagard, Anil was a Managing Director at Vestar Capital, a $7B private equity fund. At Vestar, Anil evaluated and executed new investments and managed existing portfolio companies. While at Vestar he was Chairman of Sunrise Medical and on the Board of Directors at Radiation Therapy Services, MediMedia, and DeVilbiss Healthcare.
Prior to Vestar Capital, Anil spent 15 years at Bain & Company, where he led strategy-consulting teams across a range of industries, including consumer products, industrials, and healthcare. In addition, he led Bain’s undergraduate- and graduate-level recruiting efforts.
Prior to Bain, Anil was an Associate at the investment banking firm of James D. Wolfensohn. He holds his AB, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University, where he majored in theoretical economics and minored in computer science. He earned an MBA, with honors, from Harvard Business School.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Anil now lives with his family in New York City.