What if we could create something the investment industry has never seen? What if we could merge brain with brawn, modern with classic, and capital with guidance? What if we could focus less on wingtips and ties, and more on what really matters? What if we built a company that echoes our values, our tastes and our own generation? Welcome to Echo.
We emerged from Denver-based Consolidated Investment Group, the family-owned investment firm of the co-founder of Hot Pockets, giving us unprecedented resources, access and operational expertise in the Consumer Packaged Goods space. These combined forces provide a groundbreaking strategic team for our forward-thinking partners. Welcome to now.
Sabrina served as Deal Sourcing Manager for the Private Equity Direct Investment Division of Consolidated Investment Group. CIG is the family office behind the co-founder of Hot Pockets®, David Merage. The company’s Private Equity Division makes direct investments and acquisitions in food and beverage companies, utilizing the many years of experience that the CIG team has in the food space to substantially increase the value of companies within its portfolio.
Echo Capital Group and Consolidated Investment Group are sister companies and combine their expertise and insights to collaborate in exciting transactions in the consumer product space.
ECHO is Sabrina’s second entrepreneurial endeavor. Previously, Sabrina served as Principal and Co-Founder of Transom Family Services and RepuMinders, which delivered proprietary strategic consulting, next generation preparation, and online reputation management services to high-performing families.
Sabrina also runs the Sabrina Merage Foundation, founded in 2008 to build bridges between diverse societies through educational programs for young people. She has been invited to speak at conferences all over the country for family members and advisors alike, and has been featured in magazines and business articles for her work with CIG, Transom Family Services, and the Sabrina Merage Foundation.
Benjamin Levy is Vice President of Echo Capital Group where he directs investments for the firm, and advises partner companies on marketing and business planning through board service . Ben has extensive experience in small business management, board facilitation, marketing, and strategic planning.
Currently, Ben also serves as Private Equity Manger at Consolidated Investment Group (CIG), where he identifies, pursues, and closes corporate acquisitions in the food and beverage industry. He is responsible for due diligence and post-acquisition strategic plans for each company.
Previously, Ben founded an internationally acclaimed arts organization, where he served as Artistic Director for 11 years. Through his development of a broad network of art aficionados consisting of government, corporate, and high net-worth individuals, the company’s operating profit grew at an average rate of 40% per year under his direction.
Rob contributes over 30 years of executive level management experience in Sales & Marketing focused in the food industry. He is currently a Principal and Managing Director of Insight Investment Group. Insight Investment Group is a Real Estate Holding Company created to focus specific efforts on the acquisition of niche assets in and around the Denver metropolitan area. Rob is responsible for all acquisitions and directs the management of assets held by Insight Investment Group.
Since 2005, he has also been an Executive team member of Consolidated Investment Group with various responsibilities including Corporate Strategy, Associate Goals & Objectives, and Direct Private Equity Acquisition & Diligence.
Prior to joining CIG, Rob was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Chef America & Nestle Handheld Food Group, where he provided strategic direction for the development and management of $200 million of core business, including the Hot Pockets® Brand.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the California State Polytechnic University.