Board Bio: Sayles Braga

Sayles Braga sits on NatureServe's Board of DirectorsSayles is a partner at Alerion Partners, an operationally focused private equity firm that he joined in 2010.  At Alerion, Sayles focuses on sourcing, managing and executing control investments in companies across a range of industries.  Through his work at Alerion, Sayles sits on the Boards of Directors of EnviroScent, Grand Brands, InStadium and DeliverCareRx.  Prior to joining Alerion, Sayles was the CEO of ABD3, a mobile software company that he co-founded.  While at ABD3, Sayles managed the company's strategy, operations, product development, budgeting, fund-raising, and investor relations.  Prior to founding ABD3, Sayles worked at Lazard in the Restructuring Group, where he advised numerous companies throughout their bankruptcy proceedings, recapitalizations, asset sales, and other M&A efforts, including Adelphia Communications, Collins & Aikman, the UAW and New Century Financial.  Sayles received a BA, cum laude, in Economics from Harvard University.  Sayles lives in New York City with his wife, son, and dog.