Dennis Leary

Founder at Champlain Capital Partners LP

Dennis Leary

Dennis Leary

Founder at Champlain Capital Partners LP

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Champlain Capital Partners LP
Green Mountain Advisors, Inc.

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312

Number of Boards

6

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Managing Partner at Champlain Capital Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Champlain Capital Partners LP

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Operating Partner at Champlain Capital Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Champlain Capital Management LLC

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Operating Partner at Champlain Capital Management LLC

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Chairman at JSI Store Fixtures, Inc.

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Co-Founder at EverWatch Capital

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Operating Partner at Champlain Capital Management LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Ohio Medical LLC

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Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Secretary at Crossroads Capital, Inc.

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Dennis Leary
Founder at Champlain Capital Partners LP
Education
BS

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university located in Troy, New York, with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world.

MBA

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It was founded in 1946 and renamed in 1984 after Samuel Curtis Johnson, founder of S.C. Johnson & Son, following his family's $20 million endowment gift to the school in his honor—at the time, the largest gift to any business school in the world. The school is housed in Sage Hall and supports 59 full-time faculty members. There are about 600 Master of Business Administration (MBA) students in the full-time two-year and Accelerated MBA programs and 375 Executive MBA students. The school counts over 11,000 alumni and publishes the academic journal Administrative Science Quarterly.

Career History
Founder
Current

Champlain Capital Partners LP, an SBIC fund, invests in small and middle-market companies located in the US and Canada. The fund focuses on companies with strong management teams, growth potential, defensible market positions, revenues in the range of $20 and $100 million, enterprise values of $20 - $100 million and a minimum EBITDA of $3 million. It targets companies operating in the fields of manufacturing, retail/consumer, healthcare, service & distribution industries and acquires minority or majority interests. It provides financing in the form of equity and debt for MBOs, recapitalizations, transfer of ownership and growth capital requirements. It takes a seat on the board of directors and also makes co-investments with limited partners.

Partner
Current

Champlain Capital Management invests in a variety of manufacturing, service and distribution industries. The firm participates in growth financings, recapitalizations, MBOs and purchases. They look for US companies with revenues of $10 million to $200 million. For transfers of ownership, they seek companies with EBITDA of at least $3 million. For growth financings, the firm looks for companies with significant sales growth and the ability to have positive EBITDA in the next 12 to 18 months. Champlain does not typically do not invest in turnaround situations.Champlain seeks companies that exhibit defensible market positions, have a steady revenue and earnings history, demonstrate solid organic growth potential, operate in fragmented industries offering growth through add-on acquisitions and can enhance their product or service offering through the execution of a clearly defined growth strategy. They look for management teams with a growth oriented focus that effectively use technology to attain a competitive advantage.Champlain makes investments in the form of equity securities including common stock, convertible preferred stock or redeemable preferred stock. The firm will invest in companies with enterprise values of between $10 million and $200 million. Champlain also seeks investment opportunities where their institutional limited partners may also participate as direct investors.

Professional
1993 - 1996

Cigna Investments (CII) offers discretionary and non-discretionary portfolio management services. Their investment advice is tailored to meet client needs and investment objectives. CII offers advice on public bonds, private placement securities, commercial mortgages, real estateequity, mezzanine debt, private equity, equity securities, warrants, commercial paper, certificates of deposit, municipal securities, mutual fund shares, US government securities, options contracts on securities, futures contracts on intangibles, money market funds, derivatives,structured notes, exchange traded funds and hedge funds. These assets may be acquired directly or through pooled investment vehicles.CII manages investment portfolios using a top-down and bottom-up investment process within a governance framework designed to ensure consistency with a client’s mandate. Generally, CII’s client portfolios are invested on a “buy and manage” basis, using duration, quality, liquidity and asset mix targets attuned to the client’s objectives and/or liabilities being supported. In allocating to asset classes and to assets within asset classes, they use a disciplined process designed to generate value by analyzing credit and other risks, focusing on consistent investment income, emphasizing private assets where appropriate, limiting expenses and trading and managing risk efficiently through diversification and underwriting expertise. For taxable clients, CII considers tax impacts of investment proposals. They then implement buy and sell decisions, leveraging in-house investment expertise and execution capabilities.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Clarity Imaging Technologies, Inc. manufactures laser toner cartridges. It offers monochome toner, color laser toner, MICR toner, and single yield compatible toner cartridges. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

CARSTAR, Inc. provides automotive repair services. Its services include auto body, paintless dent, storm damage repair, vehicle detailing, and accident assistance. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Leawood, KS.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Ohio Medical LLC manufactures and supplies medical air and oxygen therapy products. It provides clinical, medgas, laboratory and industrial products. The firm supplies oxygen therapy products, medical gas equipment and input devices. Its regulators are specially designed for a variety of clinical applications including airway, nasogastric and surgical suctioning as well as chest drainage. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Gurnee, IL.

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