During his tenure, Northrop Grumman grew to become one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies, with 120,000 employees and $35B annual revenue.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2001, Sugar held senior operating, technical, and financial positions at TRW Inc. and Litton Industries.

He is currently a director of Apple Inc., Chevron Corporation, Amgen Inc., Air Lease Corporation and serves as senior advisor to the private investment firm Ares Management LLC, Bain & Co., and Singapore’s Temasek Investment Company. 

He is a trustee of the University of Southern California, where he also holds the Judge Widney Chair as Professor of Management and Technology, member of UCLA Anderson School of Management board of advisors, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and director of Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.

He is past chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society.  He was appointed earlier by the President of the United States to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

He received BS (summa cum laude), MS, and PhD degrees in engineering from UCLA and was subsequently honored as UCLA Alumnus of the Year.

 

 

Our Team

 
Britt Danneman  Investing & Research

Britt Danneman Investing & Research

Robey Miller  Investing & Research

Robey Miller Investing & Research

Joeo Sanberg  Investing & Research

Joeo Sanberg Investing & Research

Fen Zhao  Data Science & Research

Fen Zhao Data Science & Research

Jolie Martin  Behavioral Science & Research

Jolie Martin Behavioral Science & Research

 
Nick Grouf  Managing Partner

Nick Grouf Managing Partner

Nate Redmond  Managing Partner

Nate Redmond Managing Partner

Steve Horowitz  Partner

Steve Horowitz Partner

Nico Bossi  Capital Formation

Nico Bossi Capital Formation

SC Stuart  Forensics & Writing

SC Stuart Forensics & Writing

Alexis Diaz  Community Building

Alexis Diaz Community Building

 
Dayo Fashoro  Operations Lead

Dayo Fashoro Operations Lead

Loui Smith  Platform Development

Loui Smith Platform Development

Veronika Graves  Team Coordinator

Veronika Graves Team Coordinator

Jill O'Neal  Controller

Jill O'Neal Controller