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Steven Swain


Steven Swain co-founded Centana Growth in 2015 and is one of its Partners. Before founding Centana Growth, Steven spent over 26 years building, operating and advising financial services companies, including 11 years of private equity experience.  In 2015, Steven was the President of Global X Management, a New York-based sponsor of exchange-traded funds, as well as an Executive Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm investing globally in financial services enterprises.  Prior to that, Steven was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Lyster Watson & Company, an alternative investment management and advisory firm. Before joining Lyster Watson, Steven spent seven years at Lazard Asset Management including as the Head of Global Business Development for alternative investments.  Prior to joining Lazard in an operating role, Steven was a securities lawyer with the Washington, D.C.-based firm Routier, Mackey and Johnson. Steven currently sits on the board of Quantitative Brokers, a Centana portfolio company. Steven has been a board member of several charitable organizations including the Stephen Gaynor School in New York City and Clark University where he was Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2015-2019. He earned a BA in Management cum laude from Clark University, a JD from Villanova University School of Law and an MBA from The George Washington University.