Mr. Sanford is Co-Head of Private Equity for Cerberus. In his role, he oversee the Firm’s global private equity investment strategy and its more than 30 professionals. The Firm’s private equity platform has invested more $14 billion in global companies across a variety of industries, market cycles, and structures over the last two decades. Mr. Sanford is a member of the Cerberus Private Equity Committee and serves on various board of directors of Cerberus portfolio companies, including Avon Products, New Avon, DynCorp International, Electrical Components International, Navistar Defense, and SubCom. He also has served on the boards of YP and Four Points Media.
Prior to joining Cerberus in 2006, Mr. Sanford was at Blackstone in its Restructuring and Reorganization Advisory Group, where he advised companies and creditors on a variety of restructuring transactions. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Sanford was at Banc of America Securities in its Consumer and Retail Investment Banking Group.
Mr. Sanford graduated with highest distinction from the Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University.