Prior to founding Champlain Capital, Mr. Leary was a co-founding partner of Green Mountain Partners which consisted of two funds with $430 million of capital. Prior to Green Mountain Partners, in 1993, Mr. Leary joined CIGNA as part of a three person team that invested CIGNA Mezzanine Partners III, a $450 million fund, and managed and exited the portfolios of the previous two CIGNA funds with $500 million of combined capital. Prior to CIGNA, Mr. Leary worked for Marine Midland Bank in the Corporate Lending Group.
Mr. Leary received a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Leary is also a co-founder of Proof School, a secondary school in San Francisco for students who are exceptionally gifted in mathematics.