Samir Mayekar is an Advisor at ASG. Mr. Mayekar is also the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SiNode Systems, a venture-backed company developing advanced materials for the lithium-ion battery industry. He most recently worked with the business development team at Boeing Defense Systems and as an investment banker at Credit Suisse.
Mr. Mayekar previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution. At OPIC, he helped coordinate agency efforts in advancing priorities of the Obama administration, such as providing over $1 billion in financing for energy projects in emerging markets. He joined OPIC after serving as the National Security Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, where he managed presidential appointments at the Pentagon, State Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Central Intelligence Agency. He previously served as a Management Consultant in Chicago with Marakon Associates, focusing on clients in the industrials sector.
Mr. Mayekar holds a B.A. from Northwestern University (summa cum laude) and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. He is a Guest Lecturer on energy and entrepreneurship at Northwestern University.
He is based in Chicago, IL.