About Sage Hill Investors

Sage Hill Investors is a family office based out of Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. We believe investors have a huge impact based on who and what they invest in.

Good financial stewardship is about investing in the people who are dedicated to building companies that have a positive impact on local communities and the planet as a whole. While a large part of our energy and resources is focused on building impactful companies, we also have a diverse portfolio of investments in public and private equities, and real estate.

Through our philanthropic arm, World Within, we apply our same investor toolkit to find and fund projects that catalyze meaningful change with an emphasis on economic development and human rights.

Our Team

Davis Grizzard

President & CEO

In 2019, Davis Grizzard helped form his family’s family office, Sage Hill Investors, where he serves as the President and CEO managing asset allocation. He oversees investments globally in private and public markets as well as real estate. Prior to Sage Hill, he worked for his family businesses, Grain Craft and Summit Hill Foods, in a variety of roles learning the business from the bottom up. Davis serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board for Chattanooga FC. A finance graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davis enjoys soccer, hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Steven Owens

Vice President of Investments

As part of the investment team, Steven meets with founders and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities. The sectors Steven is most excited about include agriculture, food science, and food systems.  He believes that healthy, delicious food should be accessible to everyone. He is also Sage Hill Investors' resident foodie and taste tester for product samples.  He enjoys drumming, guitar, freestyling, Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with family and friends over a wonderful meal in his time outside of the office.

Rostam Zafari

Chief Investment Officer

Rostam is responsible for overseeing investments across public and private equities, real estate, and venture capital. Rostam has led over 150 investments across purpose-driven companies and fund managers across the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Africa. He also leads our philanthropic efforts through World Within, where he invests in projects focused on economic development and human rights work. Rostam enjoys reading and writing poetry inspired by his Iranian heritage (especially the Shahnameh), outdoor adventures, and spending time with family and friends.

Brian Eberhard

Chief Strategy Officer

Brian Eberhard is the Chief Strategy Officer at Sage Hill Investors. He grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Georgia Tech. Since then, he has worked in the manufacturing world for 15 years, with specific expertise in cost analytics, lean manufacturing, and supply chain. His passion in that space has always been around continuous improvement, and his focus at SHI is on portfolio support, bringing his learnings from those larger scale manufacturing operations to the investment world. He is also one who believes that working to better the world and enjoying yourself are not mutually exclusive. Most of his time outside of the office these days is spent enjoying time with his wife and three kids in the Chattanooga area.

Rachel Hanson

Chief of Staff

Rachel Hanson serves as the Chief of Staff for Sage Hill Investors. She got her start professionally serving as the right hand of the owner, partner, and CEO of Lamp Post Group (LPG), a venture capital firm in Chattanooga, TN. She went on to work as LPG’s Community Manager, Director of Operations, and eventually built out a logistics accelerator, Dynamo. In 2018, Hanson opened her own entity, Officely, to grow her passion of executive assistance and operations. While running Officely, Hanson worked as the Director of Operations and Campaign Manager for Tim Kelly, the current Chattanooga City Mayor. Hanson moved through the ranks to CEO of all Kelly’s entities. Officely still serves several private clients and ultimately led to the introduction of Sage Hill’s CIO in October of 2022 and moved into a full time role in January of 2023. Hanson is married to Dan Hanson with two children, Haley and Cole. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and Minor in Speech. She can sing every 90s country song and knows how to juggle.

Tina Marx


Tina Marx has 20 years of accounting experience and assists Sage Hill’s CFO with the Company’s accounting, financial statements and analytics. Tina earned her master’s in accounting from the University of Illinois and passed the CPA exam before starting her career in public accounting. Tina has experience in investment accounting on both the asset management side from her time at William Blair and the client side from her time at Northwestern Medicine. Tina studied and improv in Chicago and now uses those skills to make up stories for her daughters.

Lisa Harris

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa serves as the company’s CFO and brings with her more than 40 years of accounting and finance experience. She is a CPA who after a long career with Ernst and & Young spent 7 years as Controller for a private equity firm and several years as a consultant before joining Sage Hill at its inception. Lisa and her husband live in Atlanta and have two grown daughters. She studied ballet for more than 30 years and is an avid Pilates practitioner. She also enjoys agility and scent work with her Vizsla, Dexter.

Our investment
approach is simple.

At Sage Hill Investors,  we seek opportunities to build alongside founders at the beginning of their journeys.

We make the majority of our initial investments between pre-seed and Series A. We are comfortable leading or co-leading rounds, as well as investing across multiple rounds in the companies we believe in.

We are active investors and builders with operational backgrounds and a vast network of relationships with founders, funds, family offices, and sector-specific experts that help us support our companies.