Carter Harned joined Leeds Equity in 2005 as a Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Harned was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsor and Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets. Mr. Harned was an investment banker for 11 years, working in Los Angeles and New York. During that time, he provided capital raising and advisory services for companies in nearly every industry with particular emphasis on the media, business services, consumer products, gaming and lodging sectors.
Mr. Harned's areas of responsibility at Leeds Equity include sourcing new opportunities, maintaining relationships with investment banks and other brokers, directing due diligence, negotiating and financing transactions and monitoring investments. Mr. Harned serves as a director of INTO University Partnerships. Mr. Harned was previously a director of eInstruction, Nobel Learning Communities, Sagus International, Inc. and SeatonCorp.
Mr. Harned graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting.