Jonathan Sandler

Managing Director

Jonathan Sandler is the Founding Managing Director of IndUS Growth Partners and responsible for the North American investment activities of the Piramal Group. Jon has spent his career as an entrepreneur, investor, strategic deal maker and creator of myriad successful partnerships and new business ventures.

Prior to founding IndUS Growth Partners, Jon was the Vice Chairman of The Kessler Group, a Boston-based firm providing creative marketing, investment banking and principal investing solutions to the global credit card industry. During almost two decades at Kessler, Jon served in numerous capacities including head of marketing, head of investment banking, Group CFO and CEO of Kessler International, a business which he founded. Jon led the creation of dozens of joint ventures, investments, acquisitions and partnerships with, and on behalf of, many leading financial institutions including American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, Chase, Citibank, HSBC, MBNA, etc., resulting in the deployment of billions of dollars in client capital. Jon also served as founding CEO of Kessler Capital, a principal investment company that Jon created in partnership with J.C. Flowers & Co.

Jon began his career as an investment banker at Bankers Trust Company in New York and then as a consultant with the MAC Group in Cambridge. Jon holds both a BA and an MBA from Harvard. He is a Trustee of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Rashi School.