Leeds Equity Partners has promoted Christopher Mairs to Vice President, and Kevin Malone to Senior Associate. Mairs joined Leeds Equity in 2008 as an investment professional. Malone has been with the Firm for two years, joining Leeds Equity as an Associate. Leeds Equity is a New York-based private equity shop.
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm focused on the education, training and information industries, announced today that it has promoted two of its professionals.
Effective as of year-end 2012, Christopher J. Mairs has been promoted to Vice President and Kevin L. Malone has been promoted to Senior Associate.
Jeffrey T. Leeds, co-founder of Leeds Equity said, “We are delighted to announce these promotions. Chris and Kevin have each done an outstanding job for the Firm, and we are happy today to recognize those contributions.”
Christopher Mairs joined Leeds Equity in 2008 as an investment professional. Prior to joining, Mr. Mairs spent three years with Greenhill & Co in both their London and New York offices. He serves as a board member of Nobel Learning Communities and is closely involved with SeatonCorp. Mr. Mairs graduated with First Class honors from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, with a BSc in Mathematics.
Kevin Malone has been with the Firm for two years, joining Leeds Equity as an Associate. Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Malone spent two years with Harris Williams & Co. in their Richmond, Virginia office. He is actively involved with BARBRI, EduK Group and Knowledge Factor. Mr. Malone graduated from the Olin Business School at Washington University, with a B.S. in Business Administration.
About Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the education, training and information services industries (the “Knowledge Industries”). The firm was founded by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein in 1993 and has raised and managed more than $1.1 billion of capital across five funds.
The Board of Advisors of Leeds Equity Partners includes, among others: Chairman General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Dr. Barry A. Munitz, former Chancellor of the California State University school system and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust; Thomas F. (“Mack”) McLarty III, President of McLarty Associates and former White House Chief of Staff under President William J. Clinton; Dr. Rod R. Paige, former Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush; Richard W. Riley, former Secretary of Education under President William J. Clinton and two-term Governor of South Carolina; Tim J. Fitzpatrick, the former CEO of Sallie Mae Corporation; and Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of the Board of the Special Olympics.
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