Unlike most of the large and globally known generalist firms, Sestante Capital is a specialist with a deep understanding and commitment to Technology and Innovation.
As a team at Sestante, we strive to make collaborative and consensus decisions to provide portfolio executives broad access to our network and the perspectives of our professionals, becoming catalyst to their growth and success
Flexible, quick to respond, creative, and non-bureaucratic.
Committed to working as a team internally and with our portfolio companies.
Focused on making few investments each year and doing them exceedingly well.
Optimistic, with the discipline and work ethic to systematically help our management partners reduce or eliminate business risk.
We work as a team and our partners have broad access to catalyst resources
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
A deep passion for technology and a natural curiosity for innovation give Giovanni the hedge to lead Sestante Capital as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Giovanni founded Sestante Capital in 2017, he started his career with UBS Wealth Management before moving to Merrill Lynch and has been CEO of Goldwinds Wealth Management where in 2008 he won the Spear’s Best Boutique Asset Manager Award. Italian born, Giovanni has Master Degree from Bocconi in Milan and holds a Certificate from the Fintech program at Saïd Business School at Oxford University. When not at the helm of Sestante Giovanni is a renowned and passionate amateur chef and baker.
A serial entrepreneur Barbaro was the founder and leading force of several successful companies over a period of over 20 years. With a strong operative background he focused his efforts in leading the development and growth of companies in various sectors with particular focus in sports finance and technology, with further experiences in energy commodities trading. Between 2008 and 2012 he has been directly involved in the investment process and execution of two Private Equity Investment Vehicles (GAM I & II). In 2016 Barbaro was awarded a top position in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in its sector. Barbaro is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish. He attended Law school in Italy and holds a certificate in Impact investing from Essec Business School, a certificate in Private Equity and Venture Capital from Bocconi University and one in Private Equity from Oxford Saïd Business School.
We empower our portfolio companies to pursue larger addressable markets, expand into adjacent market segments, and bid on new and larger opportunities.
While we do not operate portfolio companies, we do bring substantial resources that enable management to optimize business performance and growth. Additionally, we specialize in creating healthier margins via improved utilization and leveraging of fixed costs, IT infrastructure, and outsourcing.
Our key revenue focused initiatives include: