Thomas Lee

Founder, Lee Equity Partners

Thomas H. Lee – President. Prior to forming Lee Equity, Mr. Lee served as Chairman and CEO of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THLP”) and its predecessors, which he founded in 1974. Over the past 33 years, Mr. Lee has been responsible for investing in excess of $10 billion of capital in more than 100 transactions. Prior to founding THLP, Mr. Lee was with the First National Bank of Boston, where he was a Vice President and led the high technology lending group. Previously, Mr. Lee was a securities analyst in the institutional research department of L.F. Rothschild & Company in New York. Mr. Lee serves or has served as a director of numerous public and private companies, including General Nutrition Companies, Inc., Metris Companies, Inc., Playtex Products, Inc., Snapple Beverage Corp., Vail Resorts, Inc., Vertis Holdings, Inc., Warner Music Group Corp., and Wyndham International, Inc., among others. In addition, Mr. Lee is currently a Trustee of The Intrepid Museum Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, NYU Medical Center, The Rockefeller University, and Whitney Museum of American Art, among other civic and charitable organizations. He also serves on the Executive Committee for Harvard University’s Committee on University Resources. Mr. Lee received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.

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