Camden Partners is pleased to welcome Demian Costa as an Operating Partner and Advisor. In 2019, Demian helped source a debt deal for Camden Fund VI and he is currently serving as Interim Chief Operating Officer for Conquer, a Camden portfolio company, and in other advisory roles. We are pleased to add Demian to the Camden Partners team and know he brings tremendous value to our portfolio companies and our Structured Capital strategy.
Demian Costa served for 12 years as a Navy SEAL, deploying multiple times to Bosnia, Serbia, Africa, and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He held a variety of leadership roles, executing highly classified operations in multiple combat theaters. He was granted the highest level of security clearance and nominated for a Bronze Star and Joint Commendation Medal with “V” for valor in combat.
Throughout his diverse career, Demian has developed extensive leadership experience both as an investor and operator across a wide variety of asset classes. As an operator, Demian has been both a founder and held multiple C-level roles in startup and growth-stage businesses, as well as leading restructuring and turn-around situations. For seven years, he was a partner and founding member of Sagamore Ventures, the family office for Kevin A. Plank, Founder of Under Armour (NYSE:UA), which has operating businesses in various sectors. Prior to joining Sagamore Ventures, Mr. Costa was a Co-Founder of FX Studios, a leader in a wide variety of fitness and wellness programming.
As an investor, he was Founder and Managing Partner of Sagamore Investments, the direct investment arm of Sagamore Ventures where he was responsible for investing over $50 million in debt and equity investments across multiple asset classes. Additionally, Demian served as an executive and partner in the Port Covington Project, one of the largest and most transformative development projects in the United States. In this role, he helped successfully complete a $650 million Tax Increment Financing and a $250 million equity recapitalization from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group.
Demian holds an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business and a Bachelor of Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Baltimore.
About Camden Partners
Founded in 1995, Camden Partners is a growth equity firm that helps the management teams of enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies scale their businesses. Camden has invested in 86 companies across six funds and is known for providing creative and flexible growth capital through two investment strategies: Structured Capital and Growth Equity. The firm’s partners leverage deep domain expertise and a network of operating executives to help management teams grow revenue and cash flow.