Jeff Sachs, Managing Partner
Mr. Sachs is a founding partner of SAG with over 20 years of consultancy experience. Prior to forming SAG, Mr. Sachs held management and practice leadership positions with Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Sachs received his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from The University of Iowa.
Tony Peterman, Senior Partner
Mr. Peterman is a founding partner of SAG with over 22 years of consultancy experience. Prior to forming SAG, with Mr. Sachs, Mr. Peterman was a manager for Ernst & Young, a senior consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick and a senior analyst for The Hay Group. Mr. Peterman is currently pursuing an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Master’s degree from West Virginia University and his Bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
Tom Reifert, Principal
Mr. Reifert’s career includes over 24 years of consultancy experience and hotel management experience. Prior to joining SAG, Mr. Reifert held management positions for Marriott International. Mr. Reifert received his Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.
Daniel Fenton, Principal
Mr. Fenton is an Associate Partner with SAG. He has over 25 years of Hospitality and Destination Marketing experience. Prior to joining SAG, Mr. Fenton was CEO of the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and has held senior management positions with Radisson, Amfac and Hyatt Hotels. He is a graduate of the Cornell School of Hospitality Management.
David Abrams, Principal
Mr. Abrams has over 28 years of experience as a lead banker and advisor for numerous public and private assembly facilities including the financing of stadiums, arenas, and other sports venues. Prior to joining SAG, Mr. Abrams was the Managing Director at Jefferies & Company and has held senior management positions with companies such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, A.G. Edwards and Bear, Sterns & Co. Inc. Mr. Abrams received his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Business degree from Northeastern University.
Frank Pallini, Senior Adviser
Mr. Pallini is a Senior Adviser and has served the industry for nearly 30 years. During much of his career, he was part of the leadership team of KPMG Real Estate Consulting Group. Mr. Pallini received a Bachelor’s Degree from Eckerd College and completed a post graduate course for a Master of Science Degree in Community Development from Southern Illinois University. He also completed continuing education courses in Real Estate Finance from MIT.
Bethanie Parker, Associate Consultant
Ms. Parker is a Consultant with SAG and is focused on branding, marketing and strategic planning. During her career, she has worked in hospitality, tourism and public relations. She is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Merrie Vollmer, Director of Marketing
Mrs. Vollmer is the Director of Marketing for SAG and will be leading the development effort for the firm. During her career, she has worked as a real estate market research consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, CB Commercial Real Estate Services and the Wilson Company. Mrs. Vollmer received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.