Investment Team

The team at 2SV Capital is composed of professionals with a diversity of experience across private equity, operational management, corporate development and M&A advisory. Our firm is built on the key core values of trust, integrity, respect, drive and teamwork

 

Investment Team

 

Drew T. Sawyer


Co-Founder and Managing Partner

 

Prior to founding 2SV Capital, Mr. Sawyer was one of the founders of Parthenon Capital; a private equity firm which grew from start-up to over $1.1 billion under management in 4 years. He has extensive experience in the supply chain, distribution, consumer and tech-services sectors. Mr. Sawyer is a member of the board of directors for: Apache Industrial Services, Canongate Golf, Interline Brands (NYSE: IBI), Johnson Precision, Worcester Air, and GoodSports, a non-profit children's charity. Mr. Sawyer holds a BA in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating with First Year Honors. Mr. Sawyer also attended Exeter College, Oxford University.

DSawyer@2SVCapital.com
D: 617-444-9430
C: 617 905-1255

Brief bio

Prior experience:

  1. Parthenon Capital, Boston, MA - Co-Founder and Partner

Education:

  1. MBA, Harvard Business School
  2. BA, Economics, Williams College and Oxford University (Exeter College)

Investments:

  1. Worcester Air
  2. Apache Idustrial Services
  3. Johnson Precision, Inc.
  4. Interline Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
  5. Canongate Golf

Other Activities:

  1. GoodSports, Board Member


Operating Partners


Michael J. Knigin

Partner

Michael Knigin is an Operating Partner of 2SV Capital. Mike currently serves as the CEO of Apache Industrial Services, a 2SV portfolio company acquired in 2009. Mr. Knigin has diverse experience as both a senior operating executive and as a lead private equity investor. Prior to 2SV, Mr. Knigin served as Managing Partner of North Woods Partners (a private equity investment company) and, prior to that, as a Partner of Nassau Point Investors, LLC. While at Nassau Point, Mr. Knigin assumed the role of CFO of HMT Inc. a leading provider of inspection, products and maintenance of above ground tanks in the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Nassau Point acquired the company in 2000 and grew the business by 4x to over $200 million in revenues until its sale in 2007. Mr. Knigin was also an investment banking professional at Deutsche Bank in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Business Administration. Mr. Knigin serves on the board of Apache Industrial Services Inc., The Datamyne Inc. and served as an elected Borough Councilman in NJ.

mknigin@2SVCapital.com
C: 201 281-3713

Brief bio

Prior experience:

  1. Apache Industrial Services., Houston, TX - Consultant
  2. North Woods Partners LLC, NJ - Founder
  3. Nassau Point Investors, LLC, Greenwich, CT - Partner
  4. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., New York, NY - Financial Analyst

Education:

  1. BA, University of Michigan School of Business Administration

Investments:

  1. HMT Inc. (acquired in 2001 and sold to Berkshire Partners in 2007)
  2. The Datamyne, Inc.
  3. Apache Industrial Services

Other Activities:

  1. Chairman Borough Ethics Board (2005)
  2. Elected Borough Councilman, NJ (2006-2008)