Supporting customer-centric business models is the only way business is sustainable, where customer alignment and scale provide both impact and financial returns

Amie Patel

Amie joined Elevar in 2016 and manages and cultivates Elevar’s global partnerships including LP and co-investor relations. She believes that “Supporting customer-centric business models is the only way business is sustainable, where customer alignment and scale provide both impact and financial returns.”

Amie has over 17 years of experience working in a variety of organizations, with a focus on emerging market investing. Prior to Elevar, she was a Vice President with Goldman Sachs Asset Management which she joined through the acquisition of Imprint Capital. Amie focused on the firm’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing capabilities within the emerging markets. Prior to Imprint she was with the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF) where she concentrated her efforts on early to growth stage investments. She managed SEDF's investments in Haiti and worked on several other investment opportunities in Palestine, India and parts of East and West Africa. Amie also worked with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as a Presidential Management Fellow and Investment Funds Officer responsible for developing and evaluating top-quartile and first-time emerging market private equity fund managers. Amie began her career as an M&A analyst with Merrill Lynch and First Union Securities, covering the automotive, healthcare and telecommunications industries. She has volunteered in Nepal with Students Partnership Worldwide as a Program Manager working on environmental education and women’s issues.

Amie holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She serves as the Finance Chair on the Board of Education Through Music, a New York based non-profit focused on music education. Amie likes to explore new places and hold dance parties with her two daughters.