Sarel is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Key1 Capital.
Prior to founding Key1 Capital, Sarel was the CEO of Goldman Sachs Israel and Head of the firm’s Growth Markets Financing Group in London. Sarel first joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 2001 in its Financing Group and relocated to Tel – Aviv in 2007 to open its Israel office.
In his role in Israel, Sarel has spent the last 15 years leading and building the preeminent international finance franchise in Israel across investment banking, securities and asset management. Sarel was responsible for the most innovative and complex advisory, financing and investing in Israel across multiple industries and products.
As Head of the Growth Markets team in London, Sarel was responsible for building out and managing multiple regional teams across numerous countries focused on financing and risk management solutions for the leading sovereign, corporate and investment firms in CEEMEA.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Sarel was an IT engineer in Phillips Medical systems in Israel and the US.
Sarel was a Captain (Ret.) in the Israeli Military.
Sarel earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2002, and a B.Sc. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in 1999.