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Leeds Equity Promotes Five

leeds nf1Leeds Equity Partners has promoted Scott VanHoy to Managing Director, Eric Geveda and Christopher Mairs to Principal, Kevin Malone to Vice President and Doug Saidenberg to Associate.

Leeds Equity Partners invests exclusively in the education, training and information services industries.  The firm was founded by Jeffrey Leeds and Robert Bernstein in 1993.  Leeds’ Advisory Board is chaired by General Colin Powell and includes some of the most recognized leaders in education, business and public service.

“The development of our talented professionals is a key area of focus for us and is important to our future growth and success. We are fortunate that we can continue to strengthen our senior positions with people from within the firm,” said Mr. Leeds.  “Scott, Eric, Chris, Kevin and Doug have made significant contributions to our investing efforts over the last four-plus years. We are pleased to recognize their achievements and look forward to their continued contributions.”

leeds group nf2Scott VanHoy has been involved with Leeds Equity’s investments in Covenant Review, EduK Group, Evanta Ventures and Nobel Learning Communities since joining the firm in 2010.  Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. VanHoy worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Quad-C Management and Banc of America Securities. Mr. VanHoy graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BA in Economics and graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance.

Eric Geveda has been involved with Leeds Equity’s investments in BARBRI, iModules and Knowledge Factor since joining the firm in 2011.  Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Geveda worked at Arsenal Capital Partners, Lightyear Capital and Credit Suisse. Mr. Geveda graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and Economics and earned an MBA from Stanford.

Christopher Mairs is involved with Leeds Equity’s investments in INTO University Partnerships and Nobel Learning Communities and was previously actively involved with Sagus International and SeatonCorp.  Mr. Mairs joined the firm in 2008 from Greenhill & Co.  He has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews.

Kevin Malone has been involved with Leeds Equity’s investments in BARBRI, EduK Group, iModules, INTO University Partnerships and Knowledge Factor since joining the firm in 2010.  Prior to joining Leeds Equity, Mr. Malone worked at Harris Williams & Co. He graduated from Washington University with a BS in Business Administration.

Doug Saidenberg has been actively involved with Leeds Equity’s investment in INTO University Partnerships and the firm’s EdCert and Leeds Novamark initiatives since joining Leeds in 2011. Mr. Saidenberg graduated from the Tulane University with a BS in Management and an MS in Finance.

Since founding in 1993, Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum.  The firm’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $3 billion of annual revenues and employs more than 30,000 people.  Leeds Equity Partners is headquartered in New York (www.leedsequity.com).

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