Mr. Spanos is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. (SBJ), an operationally-focused investment firm that manages approximately $300 million of committed capital that invests in consumer, healthcare and business services companies. SBJ was founded by a seasoned team of professionals with an extensive and successful track record building companies and shareholder value both as operating executives and principal investors. For SBJ, Gus leads the firm’s efforts in most site-based healthcare services business including the acquisition and recent sale of Stat Urgent Care to Warburg Pincus’ City MD.
Additionally, Mr. Spanos has more than 10 years of operations experience co-founding and building companies in consumer, healthcare services and business/financial services companies including as a founding executive of BrightNow! Dental (Smile Brands). He began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co as an investment banker in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Spanos has been a guest lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He graduated cum laude with an AB from Harvard University and received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to portfolio company boards, he has served on the boards of the San Francisco Opera (Bravo!), and the San Francisco Children’s Zoo (Zoo II).