Cleveland, OH, May 27, 2020 – Edgewater Capital Partners (“Edgewater“) is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Leonard to Partner. Brian joined Edgewater in September 2015 as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. During his tenure, Brian has played an integral role in Edgewater’s growth and success through his leadership contributions across the finance, accounting, compliance, investor relations, portfolio oversight, HR and IT functions. Further, his efforts to help Edgewater’s portfolio companies prepare and navigate COVID-19 have been invaluable.
“We are very appreciative of Brian’s contributions to Edgewater over the past 5 years and are confident in his abilities to deliver continued success to our organization,” commented Ryan Meany, Edgewater Capital’s Managing Partner. “Congratulations to Brian on this hard-earned and highly-deserved achievement.”
Prior to joining Edgewater, Brian was a Director in the transaction services practices of two international accounting firms for five years. Earlier, he spent nine years in the assurance and transaction services practices of two “Big 4” accounting firms where his clients included Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, and private equity firms focusing on the industrial products, chemicals, coatings, and information technology industries. Brian was also the CFO of an electronic health records company. Brian holds a BS in Accounting from Miami University.
About Edgewater Capital Partners
Edgewater Capital Partners is a Cleveland-based private equity firm with a difference. A Deep Sector Expertise in Specialty Industrials, Life Science, Advanced Materials, and Specialty Chemicals enables accelerated diligence, certainty to close, and real value creation post-transaction. We espouse a Growth Enabling Philosophy, with thoughtful, but prudent investment in people, infrastructure, and technology to unlock the true potential of our portfolio companies. And Edgewater is not traditional private equity; our attitude is different. We call it Midwestern Values – honesty, integrity, and transparency. We bring an attitude of humility that builds an environment of trust and collaboration. This is particularly important in the lower middle market where we operate. Nearly half of our transactions are owner-operator situations where the owners have built their company from scratch, and cultural fit with an investment partner is fundamental. The result is a full alignment of interests and culture making Edgewater a successful steward of the companies we invest in. Visit us at www.edgewatercapital.com.