Roman Sledziejowski began his professional career in New York City at Salomon Smith Barney, Member of Travelers Group at the age of 17, working for the investment bank part time throughout his final year of high school.
After graduating from high school as the class valedictorian, he began his studies at Columbia University in the field of Economics. While in high school he was the captain of the school’s varsity soccer team, playing as striker, and was awarded the most valuable player (MVP) distinction three years in a row. He also competed on his school’s varsity track and field team at various meets throughout New York State.
At the age of 18 he became the youngest National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) licensed stock broker in United States and began working full time as an Investment Associate at Smith Barney, Member of Citigroup.
Managing Partner – Whitehawk Associates and Chairman & Founder at Healthquarters.
Working with a very dynamic team to launch a new and exciting concept in healthcare (HealthQuarters). Prior to this role, was CEO of Fortis Healthcare, one of the most respected and largest private hospital operators in the world.
Between 2011 and 2015, Mr. Singh was with Ahold and a member of the Executive Board. At the time of his departure, He was the Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Formats Inc, a Ahold Company and also Head of US Operations for Ahold USA. Immediately prior to that, He was the EVP of HR for Ahold USA.
From January 2009 to January, 2011, Mr. Singh was the CEO of New Delhi based Fortis Healthcare (publicly traded company), the fastest growing health care provider in Asia with 50 hospitals and over 10,000 beds. Prior to that, He was with Reliance Industries for almost three years and was the CEO of Reliance Fresh leading the effort to open almost 700 new stores in less than two years. Left Reliance in January 2009 at which time was responsible for over 900 stores.
Before Mr. Singh’s overseas experience in India, He spent 15 plus years with one of the largest retailers in the United States and had several executive level roles up to and including President of a multi-billion dollar business. Mr. Singh voluntarily left in 2006 for an international assignment in Asia.
In 2002 Roman Sledziejowski became the Vice President of Investments at Prudential Securities in New York City. In 2004 he was promoted to the position of First Vice President of Investments. At the age of 25 Roman Sledziejowski became the Senior Vice President and Investment Officer of Wachovia Securities; at the time the 3rd largest investment firm in United States with over 10,000 brokers working in 700 office locations and $680 billion in assets under management.
While at Wachovia Securities, Roman Sledziejowski began to make personal investments in multi-family rental properties in New York, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Through various partnerships Roman Sledziejowski purchased and re-developed nearly 400 residential units between 2004 and 2009.
In 2006 Roman Sledziejowski founded Innovest Holdings, a New York City-based financial holding company. Innovest Holdings operated through four main subsidiaries: TWS Financial, LLC, a full-service broker dealer based in Washington, DC with over $500 million in annual market transactions, servicing primarily foreign high net worth individual clients and international financial institutions; TradeWallStreet.com, one of the leading online Broker/Dealer platforms at the time, catering to individual investors; TWS Investment Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and finance company with over $100 million in real estate projects); and TWS Capital Partners, LLC, an offshore investment advisor with client assets exceeding $1 billion.
In 2013, Roman Sledziejowski co-founded Savant Strategies, an international management consulting firm. Due to personal and legal issues, he took an extended leave of absence from the firm in 2016.
In 2021 Roman Sledziejowski returned to Savant Strategies, the firm he co-founded back in 2013, as Vice Chairman. Savant Strategies provides management consulting services to middle market companies primarily in Latin America, Europe, and South Africa.