Leeds Equity promotes two to MD and two to principal

Leeds Equity Partners LLC has promoted Eric Geveda and Christopher Mairs to managing director. Also, the private equity firm, which  invests in the knowledge industries, has promoted Kevin Malone and David Neverson to principal.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Leeds Equity Partners, LLC (“Leeds Equity”), the foremost private equity firm investing exclusively in the Knowledge Industries, announced today the promotions of Eric Geveda and Christopher Mairs to Managing Director and Kevin Malone and David Neverson to Principal.

“These promotions reflect the important contributions that each of these colleagues has made to the growth and performance of the firm, as well as the contributions we know they will continue to make in their new roles,” said Jeffrey T. Leeds, Managing Partner of Leeds Equity. “Each of them has demonstrated a commitment to an investment approach that emphasizes sector immersion and expertise. They have shown the capacity to invest with discipline as well as vision, and to partner with management teams to advance innovation.”

Jacques Galante, Partner of Leeds Equity, added, “Since joining the firm many years ago, Eric, Chris, Kevin and David have helped to bring increased depth to our investment team and Knowledge Industries sector focus. As we continue to invest Leeds Equity Partners VI and look ahead to the future, their promotions bolster our senior talent and will help to further drive value for our partner companies and investors.”

Promotions to Managing Director:
Eric Geveda joined Leeds Equity in 2011 and over the last 7 years has worked with Leeds Equity’s investments in, among other companies, BARBRI, CeriFi and Edcentric. Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Geveda worked at Arsenal Capital Partners, Lightyear Capital and Credit Suisse. Mr. Geveda graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance and Economics and earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Christopher Mairs joined Leeds Equity in 2008 and over the last 10 years has been involved with Leeds Equity’s investments in Endeavor Schools, INTO University Partnerships, Project Management Academy, Prosci and Simplify Compliance and was previously involved with, among other companies, Nobel Learning and SeatonCorp. Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Mairs worked at Greenhill & Co. Mr. Mairs graduated with first class honors from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland with a B.Sc. in Mathematics.

Promotions to Principal:
Kevin Malone joined Leeds Equity in 2010 and over the last 8 years has been involved with Leeds Equity’s investments in, among other companies, BARBRI, Edcentric, Exterro and LRN. Prior to joining Leeds Equity, Mr. Malone worked at Harris Williams & Co. Mr. Malone graduated from the Olin Business School at Washington University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

David Neverson joined Leeds Equity in 2011 and has over the last 7 years worked closely with Leeds Equity’s investments in Campus Management and Fusion Education Group and was previously involved with Evanta, Ex Libris and Fulcrum Financial Data. Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Neverson worked at ICV Partners and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Neverson graduated magna cum laude from Morehouse College with a B.A. in Business Administration and earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Leeds Equity Partners:
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is a New York-based private equity firm dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training, information services and software industries (the “Knowledge Industries”). The firm was founded in 1993 and currently manages $1.7 billion of capital across a broad spectrum of companies within the Knowledge Industries. Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create long-term value for its portfolio companies.

For additional information on Leeds Equity Partners, see http://www.leedsequity.com