Jacques Galante joined Leeds Equity in 2009. Mr. Galante has over 13 years of private equity and investment banking experience across a variety of sectors including media, communications, information services and business services.
Prior to joining Leeds Equity, Mr. Galante spent over nine years with The Carlyle Group where he worked as a Principal in the firm’s U.S. Buyout team. During his tenure at Carlyle, Mr. Galante was an integral member of the team which founded the firm’s Global Communications and Media Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Galante was an investment banker in the mergers and acquisition group at Salomon Smith Barney.
At Leeds Equity, Mr. Galante’s responsibilities include sourcing new investment opportunities, executing transactions and working closely alongside our portfolio company management teams. Mr. Galante currently serves as a board member of BARBRI, Campus Management, iModules and Knowledge Factor. Mr. Galante was a director of Ex Libris Group prior it sale and served on the board of Evanta Ventures.
Mr. Galante graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Accounting.
Jeff is a founding partner of Spring Lake Equity Partners. Prior to founding Spring Lake, Jeff served as a Partner in Tudor Investment Corporation’s private equity group, the predecessor to Spring Lake, since 1999. He has focused on investments in the software, internet infrastructure, and healthcare IT sectors. Jeff currently serves on the board of Single Digits, Thorne Research, and Virtify. Prior investments where Jeff served as a director or was actively involved include TractManager, Crossbeam Systems, Intelligrated, Batanga and Velocity Technology Solutions. Prior to joining Spring Lake Equity Partners he was an associate with Downer & Company, an international mergers and acquisitions firm. Jeff was also a strategic consultant to Oplab, a start-up medical device company. Previous to that he was a financial analyst in the Corporate Finance Department of Fox-Pitt, Kelton Ltd. Jeff earned a Masters in Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in History, cum laude, from Yale University.
Executive, Finali Corp.; Executive, StrionAir