Brent Leffel

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Experienced principal investor, board member and operator with specific focus on the sector
  • Previously, President of New Evolution Ventures (NEV) from 2010-2017, a private equity backed holding company focused exclusively on the health and fitness industry. Responsible for strategy and corporate development for the portfolio, which had operations in over 10 countries
    • Led the firm’s investment in US Fitness, growing the business by over 600% with the Founders during the NEV ownership period
    • Actively involved in building UFC GYM, a joint venture between NEV and the UFC, from a start-up to a global business with over $100M in system-wide revenue.  Led the company through a period of strategic re-positioning and growth as CEO
  • Prior private equity experience as a Managing Director in the Special Situations/Private Equity Group of Angelo, Gordon & Co, Vice President of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking and Associate of Quad-C Management
  • Began career as a Financial Analyst /Associate in the Financial Sponsor Group of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities (now Banc of America Securities)
  • BS in Finance from Ithaca College and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Southern California Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Superfoods Holdings, US Fitness Holdings, LLC, Caveman Foods LLC and Barry’s Bootcamp
  • Lives in Newport Beach, CA with wife and daughter