Jeffrey Leeds is President and Co-Founder of Leeds Equity. Mr. Leeds has over 20 years of experience investing in private equity transactions in the knowledge industries. Prior to co-founding Leeds Equity, Mr. Leeds spent seven years specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance at Lazard Frères & Co. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Leeds served as a law clerk to the Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Leeds also worked in the corporate department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York after graduating from law school.
Mr. Leeds currently serves as a director of BARBRI, Knowledge Factor, INTO University Partnerships and Real Page. Mr. Leeds also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. He has previously served as a director of Argosy University, Datamark, Miller Heiman, Ross University, SeatonCorp and Evanta Ventures, among others. He was the founding chairman of the Green Dot New York Charter School and serves on the board of the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York.
Mr. Leeds graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. degree in History and attended Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. Leeds earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.