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Ken Lehman | Josh Lerner | Ryan Levitt | Cari B. Lodge
Ken Lehman is a Managing Director at Kendall Investments, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Cambridge, MA. The firm invests in various private equity opportunities, including primary fund commitments, secondaries and direct renewable real assets. Mr. Lehman’s work includes deal sourcing, due diligence, negotiation, investment and asset management. Mr. Lehman holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Areas. He graduated from Yale College with a Special Divisional Major that combined physics with the history of technology. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy, at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. He then earned a Ph.D. from Harvard's Economics Department.
Much of his research focuses on the structure and role of venture capital and private equity organizations. (This research is collected in three books, The Venture Capital Cycle, The Money of Invention, and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.) He also examines policies towards intellectual property protection, and how they impact firm strategies in high-technology industries. (The research is discussed in the books Innovation and Its Discontents, The Comingled Code, and the forthcoming Architecture of Innovation.) He co-directs the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Productivity, Research, and Innovation Program and serves as co-editor of their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy. He founded and runs the Private Capital Research Institute, a non-profit devoted to encouraging data access to and research about venture capital and private equity.
In the 1993-94 academic year, he introduced an elective course for second-year MBAs on private equity finance. In recent years, “Venture Capital and Private Equity” has consistently been one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School. (The course materials are collected in Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, now in its fourth edition, and the forthcoming textbook Private Equity, Venture Capital, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship.) He also teaches a doctoral course on entrepreneurship and in the Owners-Presidents-Managers Program, and organizes an annual executive course on private equity in Boston and Beijing. He has led an international team of scholars in a multi-year study of the economic impact of private equity for the World Economic Forum. He is the winner of the Swedish government’s 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award.
Ryan Levitt joined Pomona in 2007. He focuses on investment analysis for direct and secondary deals and also co-manages Pomona's energy portfolio. Mr. Levitt has eight years of private equity experience. Prior to joining Pomona, Mr. Levitt was an Investment Professional at GE Equity managing deal execution and underwriting in the Energy, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors. Previously, he was an analyst in General Electric Company's Financial Management Program, completing rotational assignments in Aviation Services and Aircraft Engines, Commercial Finance and Corporate Financial Services. Mr. Levitt received a BS from Boston College.
Cari Lodge, Director, Investment, Cari joined Tulane University’s Investment Management Office in July 2012 to oversee the endowment’s private equity and private real assets portfolios. Prior to joining Tulane, Ms. Lodge was a Director at Credit Suisse Strategic Partners, Credit Suisse's dedicated secondary private equity fund with over $11 billion in commitments and interests in over 1,300 funds. She was a member of the investment committee, co-managed the $750 million aged primary program, and closed over 115 secondary transactions and co-investments. Ms. Lodge worked with the team since its founding in 2000, having started with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (which merged with Credit Suisse in 2000) as an Associate in Investment Banking. Ms. Lodge received an AB in both Economics and Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.