Seth W. Brennan
Mr. Brennan is Managing Partner and co-founder of Lincoln Peak Capital. Prior to founding Lincoln Peak Capital in 2008, Mr. Brennan was an Executive Vice President and founding management team member of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG), a publicly-traded asset management holding company with over $250 billion in assets under management and a market capitalization of over $5 billion. Mr. Brennan joined AMG in 1995 when the company was a private venture backed start-up, with responsibility for overseeing AMG’s acquisition activities, a principal component of AMG’s growth strategy, in addition to his broader management responsibilities as part of AMG’s senior-most management team. Mr. Brennan completed over 20 successful acquisitions and invested approximately $2 billion during his 12 year tenure at AMG. Prior to joining AMG, Mr. Brennan was in the Global Insurance Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. and in the Financial Institutions Group at Wasserstein, Perella & Co. Mr. Brennan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Artisan Partners Asset Management, Inc. (NYSE:APAM), the Board of Overseers of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Board of Trustees of The Park School. Mr. Brennan received a BA from Hamilton College.
Anthony H. Leness
Mr. Leness is Managing Partner and co-founder of Lincoln Peak Capital. Prior to founding Lincoln Peak Capital in 2008, Mr. Leness was a member of the senior management team and a director of EventMonitor, Inc., a financial technology firm providing advanced solutions to investment management firms. During Mr. Leness’ tenure, EM grew from a start-up operation to a profitable business with numerous multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firms as clients. Mr. Leness worked closely with firms pursuing a range of fundamental and quantitative strategies across multiple asset classes to devise cutting edge solutions to enhance their trading strategies, investment research, risk management, trade execution and other critical processes. Mr. Leness’ previous work experience includes private equity investing at The Beacon Group, LLC and investment banking at Smith Barney, Inc. Mr. Leness is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Mr. Leness received a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Hamilton College.
Sara E. Barakat
Ms. Barakat joined Lincoln Peak Capital in 2013. Ms. Barakat is responsible for evaluating and executing new transactions and supporting initiatives involving existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining Lincoln Peak Capital, Ms. Barakat was a member of Fidelity Investment’s General Management Leadership Development Program where she worked on a variety of product development and strategic initiatives including Fidelity’s ETF and alternatives strategies. Previously, she also worked in the New Investments Group at Affiliated Managers Group and in the Leverage Finance Group at Wachovia Securities. Ms. Barakat received her BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
MICHELE K. DEVEREAUX
Ms. Devereaux joined Lincoln Peak Capital in 2011 as Administrative Director. Ms. Devereaux is responsible for overseeing the administrative and operational aspects of Lincoln Peak Capital and its investment vehicles. Ms. Devereaux has approximately 20 years of relevant administrative and operational experience, including 9 years at The Baupost Group, L.L.C. where she worked in a wide range of administrative and operational capacities. Ms. Devereaux received a BA from Denison University.