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Sengal Selassie

Co-Founder at Brightwood


Sengal Selassie is co-CEO and co-Founder of Brightwood. He serves on the Investment, Executive and Valuation Committees of the firm. Sengal has served on a number of portfolio company boards of directors, including: Poco Graphite, Viawest Internet Services, Ricerca Biosciences, MC2 and Five Star Food Services. Prior to co-founding Brightwood in 2010, Sengal co-founded Cowen Capital Partners (“CCP”) and served as Managing Partner. At CCP, he successfully led the fund’s spinout from Société Générale, forming Trinity Equity Holdings. Sengal joined CCP from SG Capital Partners (“SG Capital”), CCP’s predecessor fund where he worked from 1998 through 2006. 

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