Lenny currently serves as the Institute’s Board Treasurer and is CFO of a private equity backed holding company. Throughout his career, he has focused on start-ups, M&A, and turnarounds and enjoys bringing strategic vision, financial clarity, and operational execution to companies.
Prior to his various roles as a CFO, Lenny worked on Wall Street for several years as an M&A investment banker in both New York City and Los Angeles, at Bear Stearns and Lazard Freres. As an investment banker, he advised primarily large publicly-traded corporations and private equity firms on strategic and financial matters and has structured and executed complex M&A, debt, and equity transactions across a variety of sectors. Lenny also has several years of start-up and venture capital experience, including having been part of the core founding team that launched a Softbank-funded technology firm in Korea.
Lenny received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.