Johnita Walker Mizelle is a Senior Principal, US Distribution at Sagard and joined the firm in 2021. Johnita is responsible for raising assets across each of Sagard’s strategies and their underlying funds with a focus on US-based investors. Johnita is based in New York, United States.
Prior to Sagard, Johnita was Head of Investor Relations & Ecosystem Development for the Americas at Anthemis Group. Prior to that, Johnita has held roles at LM Capital Group running the business development team and serving on the executive committee. Johnita began her career at Goldman Sachs in the equities division and has subsequently held senior roles at The Williams Capital Group, Progress Investment Management Company and Lyxor Asset management.
Johnita holds a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College (1996) where she studied chemistry and was a NASA Scholar, and she holds a MBA from Harvard University (2008) and was a Morgan Stanley Fellow and recipient of the Dean’s Award for Leadership.