Donald Elitzer

Managing Director

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Donald “Chip” Elitzer heads up Sagebrook’s investment banking practice.  Chip founded Elitzer Associates, Inc. as a private investment bank in 1984. In addition to conventional corporate finance and merger & acquisition assignments, the firm has sponsored and participated in leveraged buy-outs, acted as management’s representative in management buyouts, and arranged substantial refinancings and going-public transactions for corporate clients.
Professional Life

Prior to forming Elitzer Associates, Chip was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Rothschild Inc., where he structured and financed all leveraged acquisitions undertaken by Rothschild as principal or agent during his eight-year tenure. He was also active in public equity offerings, private debt placements, and venture capital financings.  In the venture field, he raised private equity capital for companies in various industries, including biotechnology, computer peripherals, semiconductors, specialty chemicals, and metal fabrication. Prior to Rothschild, Chip was an officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank, a management consultant to the Ford Foundation, and the developer of a consumers’ and producers’ cooperative in the Amazon jungle (Brazil).

Education and Other Interests

Elitzer holds an M.P.A. from Princeton University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He also studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University on a Reynolds Fellowship. Chip is a co-founder and chairman of the Berkshire Hills Technology Fund, which for the past eleven years has ensured that every student and teacher in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District has a computer at home hooked up to the Internet. The Fund also sponsors an annual competitive grants program for District teachers who propose projects for the creative use of technology in the classroom. He is also Treasurer of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and recent past Treasurer of Berkshire South Regional Community Center. Donald “Chip” Elitzer Managing Director Sagebrook Partners, LLC 39 Alford Road Great Barrington, MA 01230 413 528 4693 (office) Print Chip’s Bio