Leeds Equity Partners, LLC
Jeffrey Leeds is the Co-Founder of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, a leading New York-based private equity firm focusing on the education, training and information services 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.
Mr. Leeds currently serves as a director of SeatonCorp, RealPage, Inc., Instituo de Banca y Comercio, BarBri, Inc. and Education Management Corporation. Mr. Leeds also serves as a Trustee of the Green Dot New York Charter School. Mr. Leeds has previously served as a director of Ross University, Argosy University and Datamark, Inc., among others.
Mr. Leeds graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. degree in History and attended Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. Mr. Leeds earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 9 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.