Founded in 2007 by Jody LaNasa, Serengeti is an opportunistic value-driven investment firm focused on providing flexible capital solutions for innovative private companies and their shareholders. We invest in and build financing platforms for assets that are ignored or underserved by other more traditional capital sources. Our capital solutions seek to address complex situations through structure and creativity.
Serengeti identifies opportunities where the assets are difficult to source and underwrite, the capital solution demands non-traditional terms, or the size of each individual potential investment limits focus from the larger credit players. By developing tailored solutions, Serengeti builds differentiated financing platforms.
As an extension of the financing platforms, we evaluate and identify direct investments across the capital structure with compelling risk-adjusted returns, with a focus on special situations.
The firm manages capital for institutional investors including pensions, endowments, and large family offices.
Enthusiasm for complexity and passion for excellence drive what we do.
Joseph A. LaNasa III ("Jody") Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Robert Sumberac Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Managing Director
AJ Martinez General Counsel, Chief Compliance
Ray Yousefian Managing Director
Aria Vossoughi Managing Director
Jim Johnston Head of Investor Relations and Marketing, Managing Director