Nombrado por Barack Obama como director del Small Business Administration (SBA) donde lideró programas que inviertieron 120 billones de dólares en más de 320,000 empresas de alto impacto, Javier Saade es actualmente socio director de Fenway Summer, firma de capital de riesgo que invierte en empresas que producen innovaciones en el sector tecnológico financiero (Fintech).
Antes del servicio público, pasó más de 20 años trabajando en firmas como Mckinsey & Company, Booz | Allen | Hamilton, Bridgewater Associates, Pacific Community Ventures, etc, donde adquirió experiencia en sectores de inversión, innovación, operaciones y emprendimiento.
Javier también escribe para plataformas como The Huffington Post, y ha participado en numerosas conferencias hablando sobre temas como inversión semilla, finanzas digitales, capital de impacto, inclusión financiera, diversidad en la tecnología, innovación social, etc.
Javier tiene un MBA del Harvard Business School, un MS en Operaciones y Tecnología del Illinois Institute of Technology, y un BS en administración industrial de Purdue University.
Javier is Managing Director and General Partner at Fenway Summer and backs entrepreneurs innovating at the intersection of finance and technology. He is also Trustee of the Organization of American States' Pan American Development Foundation, Board Member of Harvard's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Board Member of SupportPay, Board Member of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, and …
Javier is Managing Director and General Partner at Fenway Summer and backs entrepreneurs innovating at the intersection of finance and technology. He is also Trustee of the Organization of American States' Pan American Development Foundation, Board Member of Harvard's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Board Member of SupportPay, Board Member of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, and Mentor at Techstars in NYC and London.
In his most recent chapter, he was appointed by President Obama to be U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Associate Administrator, Chief of Investment & Innovation. The programs he led have invested $120 billion in 320,000 high-growth businesses. He worked w/ the White House making a broad swath of economic, innovation and finance policy. Javier also held a seat on the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's (SEC) Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.
Before public service, he spent 20+ years around the world in various investing, operating, entrepreneurial and advisory roles. He has worked at organizations that include McKinsey & Company, Bridgewater Associates, Abbott Labs, Pacific Community Ventures, Booz | Allen | Hamilton, GEM Group and Paradigm Ventures. Over the span of his career he has co-founded several companies, including Air America Media.
In the recent past, Javier held short-term roles as Executive in Residence @ Columbia University's Columbia Technology Ventures, Senior Fellow @ Georgetown University's Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, and Mentor @ Stanford University's Latino Entrepreneurs Leadership Initiative.
He frequently writes and speaks about early stage investing, digital finance, impact capital, financial inclusion, STEM-driven entrepreneurship, diversity in tech, social innovation, and the new world of work.