Third place, alternative managers
“There is no trade-off between being a great place to work and being a great investment,” said Randy Eisenman, co-founder and managing partner of Satori Capital. “As is the case with our firm, we look to invest in companies with a highly engaged group of employees.”
For this Dallas-based middle-market private equity firm, working and investing “with a sense of purpose” gives employees from investment professionals to client service and support staff the opportunity “to drive outcomes that support the company's purpose of elevating humanity,” said one employee in comments about the firm, a two-time winner in Pensions & Investments' Best Places to Work in Money Management survey.
“Satori is clear about what it stands for, why it exists and what it intends to create in the world,” said another employee. “And the firm walks its talk. For those who want to live in integrity with their values and create a better world for all its stakeholders, Satori is an ideal place to work.”
With programs like Satori Sweats and its Optimal Living Initiative, Satori Capital, which manages both private equity and alternative funds, looks to surround its team with support and inspiration inside and outside of the office. The Satori Sweats program covers gym and fitness studio memberships, while Optimal Living offers speakers and advisers on health awareness issues such as nutrition and fitness, meditation and stress management.
“We're investing in companies that are trying to create something positive in the world,” said Mr. Eisenman, “so culture is a top priority. We care deeply for our people, and help them grow personally and professionally, to be happier, healthier, and more effective. Our Optimal Living initiative provides structure around this intention as we attempt to support our employees from a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual standpoint.”