The Team Behind the Dream
Meet the dedicated team who will work with you to reach your ultimate goal.
The Savant Team
Javier Rojas
Founder & Managing Partner
Investment Team
Javier helps founder-entrepreneurs effectively drive growth and build market-leading companies. He has spent his career coaching founders of bootstrapped businesses on how to achieve high-value outcomes and grow from $10M to $100M, with a vision that goes beyond traditional capital and coaching.

Javier holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BS/BA in Finance and Computer Science from Georgetown University.
Eric Filipek
Founder & Managing Partner
Investment Team
Eric focuses on creating value for founder-led B2B SaaS software companies that leverage AI and automate business processes along the customer lifecycle.

He earned his undergraduate business degree at Wharton as well as a National Champion Crew title. Early in his career, Eric joined a mid-market M&A advisory firm, which strongly influenced his move to private equity.
Francesco Mantica​​
Founder & Principal
Investment Team
Francesco heads Savant Growth’s deal sourcing, operations, and investment due-diligence processes.

He guides the strategic vision of the portfolio companies, leveraging data insights and helping founders operate more efficiently and scale faster. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Olivier Verhage
Investment Team
Olivier is a growth equity investor investing $10M-40M tickets in founder-led, bootstrapped B2B software and tech-enabled businesses with $3M-15M ARR. At Savant Growth, he is responsible for sourcing and execution, and he also helps founders design a data-driven roadmap for growth.

He earned his Economics degree at Groningen University in The Netherlands and after a short stint in technology M&A, he went on to complete his Finance Masters at City University London.
Paola Castellanos​​​
Chief of Staff
Investment Team
Paola, with a background in law and journalism, effectively leads diverse teams and ensures the successful execution of projects at Savant. Her unique interpersonal and cross-cultural skills foster strong connections within the team.

Prior to joining Savant, she founded LeXperts, a language start-up dedicated to designing specialized programs for training Colombian lawyers in Legal English and translation skills.
Rebecca Herrera
Administrative Assistant
Investment Team
Rebecca, a graduate of Finance and International Trade from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, brings over 4 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, including her tenure at British Council in 2018. With exceptional teamwork and flexibility, she excels in supporting organizational efficiency.
Daniel Peña
CEO of DevSavant
Service Team
Daniel is co-founder and CEO of software accelerator company DevSavant, which provides services exclusively to the portfolio companies of Savant Growth-Kennet Partners Venture Capital Fund.

‍Awarded with the innovation award by the MIT—Harvard Colombia Club, he holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Universidad del Rosario, with a deepening degree in Commercial Law and further studies on M&A and Corporate law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Dagoberto Borda
Software Development Director
He is a people-oriented leader who thrives in creative and dynamic environments where his technical background, business formation, and human focus intersect to bring the most innovative software solutions. He holds an MSc—degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Los Andes University.

Dago brings to the table more than 19 years of experience in software development, IT, and business consulting, where he has led the most challenging projects and helped diverse teams reach their highest potential.
Julián Echeverri
Savant Accelerator Associate
Savant Accelerator Team
Julián Echeverri is Manager of the Savant Accelerator Program at Savant Growth. He is responsible for the vetting process for prospects for the Accelerator. He identifies immediate improvement opportunities and assists companies in overcoming the challenges associated with scaling a SaaS business.

Julián has a background in operations and business development. His expertise lies in structuring processes, enabling startups to establish a solid foundation for their growth. Julián is passionate about tech, startups, and scaling companies.
Brian Jones
VP of Marketing Services
Go-To-Market Team
Brian oversees all marketing services and brings 20+ years of experience in marketing specializing in performance advertising, customer acquisition and digital marketing. He has been on both client-side and agency-side working across multiple verticals with a focus in B2B technology and SaaS.

In his role, he focuses on building teams and services to help businesses achieve their marketing goals.
Alex Hollander
Business and Strategy Consultant
Go-To-Market Team
Alex Hollander is Business and Strategy consultant at DevSavant, bringing over 13 years of experience as a Performance Marketing Specialist to the organization.

As a consultant, he has demonstrated an ability to drive conversions and propel national and international brands to new heights. In his role, he focuses on forging strategic partnerships to help businesses reach digital success.
Eduardo Simpson
General Manager
Ed helps lead the SaleSavant team focusing on sales, marketing, and product development. Ed's experience includes management positions with B2B startups, portfolio managers, hedge funds and in technology consulting. He was awarded an MBA from Yale University.
Alejandro Riveros
AI Lead, SaleSavant
Service Team
Alejandro has more than 10 years of experience as software developer, and he contributes in all stages of company building. He also has a background in machine learning and natural language processing and earned a MS degree in Computer Science at Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia.
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