Lee Garber is a General Partner of NewSpring dedicated to the Firm's buyout strategy, NewSpring Holdings. Lee has over 15 years of operationally focused audit and principal investment experience including evaluating, managing, and assisting lower middle market businesses and helping to conceptualize, implement, and manage value creation initiatives at an operational level.
Before joining NewSpring in 2012, he was a Summer Associate with OMERS Private Equity, the direct private equity group of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System, a $70+ billion Canadian pension fund, focused on middle market leveraged buyouts.
Prior to OMERS, Lee was a Senior Analyst with Versa Capital Management, a distressed and special situations private equity fund, where he worked on acquisitions and portfolio company operations across a variety of industries. Previously, he was with Ernst & Young LLP's Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice working in industries including insurance (life), gaming, government contracting, and benefit plans.
He received a BSBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Finance and Accounting and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Lee is also a CPA (inactive).
Associations & Awards
- Former Chairman of the Spruce Foundation
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Corporate Council
- The Greenlight Fund Philadelphia Selection Advisory Committee
- Top 40 Under 40, GrowthCap, 2018