Stephen Vogel
Managing General PartnerVogel Partners
Stephen Vogel was the CEO of Grameen America from its beginning and grew the organization into the largest, fastest growing not for profit micro lender in the United States. Prior to that he was the founder and CEO of Synergy Gas Corp. the he grew from a start up energy company into the 4th largest national propane distribution company. From its first customer until the company was serving over 250,000 customers, he was involved with operations, financials, governance, team building and strategic vision and implementation. He has over 30 years of experience growing and building start up businesses into industry leaders. His strength as a role model and mentor has given him the ability to train encourage and create successful individuals who learn from his work ethic, high values and integrity. Through his example of high confidence, commitment, creativity, positive attitude, delegation and mentoring, he has built organizations of outstanding individuals that can solve problems and create value. He has inspired his team to embrace his vision of growth even when the organizations were fledgling. He not only has the ability to set goals, but to achieve them. He is comfortable interacting with the top 1% as well as the bottom 1% and that has made him an extremely effective and accomplished leader.

November 2008- January 2014 Grameen America Inc. CEO, not for profit micro finance institution.

January 1996-Present. Vogel Partners LLP. General Partner, private equity firm

June 1971-December 1995 Synergy Gas Corp. Founder and CEO, a small start up retail propane distribution and marketing company that became the largest privately held and the 4th largest national company. Growth was both organic and through a series of over 50 acquisitions.

Syracuse University College of Business-BS 1971

Board Experience
Netspend Inc. (Nasdaq: NTSP), Governance and Nominating Committee Chair and Audit Committee
Board member of National Propane Gas Association until 1995
Board member of Montefiore Medical Center-Executive committee, Finance committee and development committee
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Board member of Lighthouse International- Executive committee, finance committee, Investment committee
Board member of National Academy Museum and School- Executive Committee, Finance and audit committee.