Sigma Diversified, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is building a diverse array of business ventures and investments. Our investment strategy and interests are global, but we have a specific focus in monetizing emerging technologies and businesses in the Pittsburgh region.
Sigma Diversified invests in or acquires companies and technologies that can sustain and protect a unique value proposition. Investments that fit this strategy include seed-capital, growth capital, transition / succession and secured debt. While initial investments will leverage Sigma Diversified's technical heritage and expertise, our portfolio will also include investments and initiatives in non-technical sectors.
As part of our investment strategy, Sigma Diversified will contribute technical and developmental resources, as well as business and managerial expertise, to our portfolio companies.
Sigma Diversified is an active supporter of student-run competitions involving technology development and start-up businesses.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Sigma Diversified is focused on companies that are headquartered in the Pittsburgh region, and that are differentiated by their technology. Sigma Diversified is currently evaluating companies with a concentration in:
Data Science and Data Analytics;
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning;
Robotics and Automation; and
Workforce Development and Education
To learn more about our portfolio and focus areas, please contact us at
John Lucke is responsible for expanding Sigma Diversified's portfolio, as well as managing strategic partnerships and joint ventures.
Mr. Lucke has led entrepreneurial / growth initiatives, and commercialized cutting-edge technologies, for companies ranging from global enterprises to start-up businesses. Mr. Lucke has executive experience in diverse business sectors, including healthcare, IT, education, government, marketing / media, retail and consumer goods.
Mr. Lucke has a MBA from Rutgers University and a BS in Marketing from Boston College – Carroll School of Management.
Brian Kaleida brings knowledge of, and success in, building efficient and focused teams to solve complex problems.
Mr. Kaleida has more than 25 years of experience in delivering software solutions to clients. He serves as President of Sigma Resources, in addition to his role in Sigma Diversified.
Within Sigma Resources, he is responsible for the delivery of Sigma’s services in software development, data analytics, and emerging technologies. Working with Sigma’s clients, Mr. Kaleida leads the consulting and technical teams to effectively deliver business value to execute corporate goals. Within Sigma Diversified, Mr. Kaleida is responsible for the technical evaluation of investment and incubation opportunities.
Mr. Kaleida holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh – Katz School of Business and a BS in Computer Sciences from Penn State University.