Brad Whitman, Partner
Mr. Whitman is a founding partner of Renovus Capital and brings 14 years of private equity experience to the team. Prior to founding Renovus, Mr. Whitman was a Managing Director at Leeds Equity Partners, an education-focused private equity firm with $1 billion under management. While at Leeds Equity, Mr. Whitman was extensively involved in the firm’s investments in EduK Group, Campus Management Corporation, Ex Libris Group, Ponce Paramedical College, Talisma Corporation, Florida Technical College and the DAVE School. His other education investment experience includes Wall Street Institute, Education Management Corporation, Interwise, and Henley-Putnam University.
Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Whitman was a Vice President with The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms with $90.5 billion under management. While at Carlyle, Mr. Whitman was responsible for investing in small and mid-sized growth companies in the education, technology, telecommunications and business services sectors. Mr. Whitman began his career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mr. Whitman is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University where he earned his B.A. in economics.