Stephen I. Sadove is a Senior Advisor. He joined the firm in 2019.


Between 2002 and 2013, Mr. Sadove held positions of increasing responsibility with Saks Incorporated, serving as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2013.

Prior to joining Saks, Mr. Sadove built a distinguished marketing and consumer products career spanning more than 25 years and held senior positions at companies including General Foods (now Kraft) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as President of Clairol. He led Clairol to become the number one hair care business in the United States, relaunched the Herbal Essences brand into a $700 million business and completed the sale of the beauty care business to Procter & Gamble. Mr. Sadove is also a founding partner of JW Levin Management Partners, a private equity firm.

Mr. Sadove is a former Chair of the National Retail Federation and serves as an advisor to Mastercard. He serves on numerous community and civic boards including Hamilton College as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and AmeriCares.


Mr. Sadove is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from LIM College.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman, Aramark
  • Lead Director, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Director, Movado Group
  • Director, Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Former Chair, National Retail Federation

Not-For-Profit Affiliations

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hamilton College
  • Director, AmeriCares