Kaaren Sagastume is responsible for overseeing the firm’s information technology department. She also acts as a liaison between the information technology group and the firm’s business users, garnering management consensus of project priorities assigned to IT and managing staff. Additionally, she serves on the firm’s business management committee, execution quality committee and ethics committee.
Ms. Sagastume has over 25 years of financial industry and investment technology experience. Prior to joining Driehaus Capital Management in 2001, she worked as a technical consultant/ project manager for Analysts International and MMA/Plural Inc. Prior to that, she worked as an implementation project manager with SunGard Financial Systems. She has also worked in the investment group for Fiduciary Counselling Inc. and she started her career with Execution Services Inc. working in client servicing. Ms. Sagastume received her B.A. in art/business and economics from Lafayette College.