Dr. G.R. Sam Seraphim, Managing Partner

Dr. G. R. Sam Seraphim is the Founder and Managing Partner of WoodLake Group, an international merchant bank that provides capital to fast-growing companies in the US and China. Over his long career in Private Equity he has invested and exited transactions approaching several hundred million dollars. He has invested client capital and has arranged for co-investing PE firms to participate in transactions he and his partners have led. He has invested in a number of areas, including automotive, energy products & refining, food processing, biotechnology, consumer goods, construction products, financial institutions, and real estate.

Dr. Sam Seraphim is also a Partner of Fieldston Investors SIGI, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York City. Dr. Sam Seraphim was President and CEO of an engine, transmission and brake components manufacturer for GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Tier II customers. He co-founded the Park Avenue Bank, NA and was its President and CEO during organization. He led a unit of Chase Manhattan Bank, NA that arranged and provided $1.7 billion in project finance for infrastructure and industrial projects. Prior to that, he was a Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Toronto and New York.

Dr. Sam Seraphim has spoken at many public forums regarding Private Equity, Project Finance, Technology Transfer and International Partnerships. He has been a board member of a number of companies and organizations, such as The Park Avenue Bank, Norr Engineering Ltd., Bon Secours Hospital (Michigan), Hoffco, Inc., SPC TelEquip, Regal Kitchens, Inc., St. Catherine's College (Oxford) Foundation, and Association for Corporate Growth, NY Chapter. Dr. Sam Seraphim has a PhD (Oxford University), an MS (London University) and a BS (Leeds University) in electrical engineering/telecom.