Steven is the founding partner of Sagewind Capital LLC. Prior to founding Sagewind in 2015, he served as president and COO of CI Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm that he co-founded in 1993. While part of the senior management team at CI Capital, Steven oversaw more than 150 acquisitions representing $7 billion in enterprise value, with approximately $1.5 billion of invested equity capital. Steven received a B.A. (Economics) from Northwestern University in 1986 and a M.M (Finance & Accounting) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1987.

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy has a newly articulated vision to build an endowment to ensure the permanence of the center. The generous gift from Steven and Clarissa Lefkowitz opens our endowment fund and is recognized as the initial gift toward ensuring long-term support for a wide range of activities, including: student programming, faculty research, and decision-maker support.