Mr. Farin, a Vice President at Sage, joined the firm in 2009. He focuses on transactions in the apparel, retail, personal care, media, Internet and other industries. Previously, Mr. Farin worked in the Global Financial Sponsors Group at Lehman Brothers, where he handled large-scale leveraged buyouts sponsored by leading private equity firms in the retail, technology, industrial, health care, business services, media and energy industries. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Farin worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at The Blackstone Group and in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He is a guest writer for Institutional Investor, focusing on sovereign wealth funds, an active participant in the Pacific Council and the World Affairs Council, and serves on the board of This World: The Values Network, which sponsors values-based programming and high-profile events in Los Angeles and New York. Mr. Farin studied as an undergraduate at The Wharton School and Oxford University, and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.