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About Stephen Gallant

I am a seasoned corporate executive turned entrepreneur.  I was a founding partner of a global reinsurance company in Zürich, Switzerland, I founded a water technology venture capital firm, and before that I had 25 years of experience working in institutions managing trading and asset management businesses.  I am developing investments in key industries and am looking to serve as a director and advisor to key companies.

Highlights and key successes in my career:

I was a founding member in the creation and development of Somerset Reinsurance in Zürich, Switzerland. 

  • led the authorship of the business plan
  • established all governance structures
  • elected to the board of Weisshorn Re, the founding company
  • forged and led asset management
  • led the development of the risk platform
  • led the vision of the technology platform
  • recruited and managed strong technical teams
  • collaborated with external and internal teams to close Series A funding

I was a founding partner in a start-up venture capital and private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in water technology companies. 

  • established the vision for firm
  • developed the corporate mission
  • developed a novel investment process

I was Senior Vice President and Head of Rate Markets for ING Investment Management – Americas Region. 

  • led portfolio management for $20 billion in interest-rate sensitive fixed income securities
  • led financial derivatives business, a hedging and execution platform totaling over $30 billion notional
  • member of Executive Team, which led day-to-day operations of a $60 billion investment operation for the US insurance companies

I was a founding partner of Portage Equity, an early-stage venture capital fund.  Portage principally invested in medical device and technology companies.

  • Successfully invested in a company that went to an IPO
  • Successfully invested in companies that were privately acquired

I started my career in fixed income trading.

  • built a structured fixed-income trading desk from scratch
  • worked with numerous institutional investors

I am a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis

I hold the Chartered Financial Analyst designation



About Sage Asset Management

My company, Sage Asset Management,  invests in attractive companies in selected industries:

  • Asset Management (current holding)
  • Insurance (current holding)
  • Fintech
  • SynBio (current holdings)
  • Big Data/AI (current holding)


About Board of Directors

I currently am a general partner and advisory board member at Trinnacle Capital Management.  I am exploring independent board of director roles and advisory board roles with companies in the following industries:

  • Mutual Funds
  • Asset Management
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech

I am also well suited to serve on the board of startup and early stage companies.