Leslie Cedar is a general business executive with over 25 years of experience in management consulting, technology, non-profit and private equity. She currently serves as an Operating Partner with Atlantic Street Capital, a midsize growth-focused private equity firm based in New York, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. Leslie’s focus within the firm is in the healthcare vertical, and she works closely with the management teams of the firm’s portfolio companies to execute on the investment theses to build platforms through both organic and inorganic strategies and initiatives. Prior to her three and a half years with Atlantic Street, Leslie worked in Accenture’s Intelligent Operations business line, developing human + machine intelligence solutions to drive operating leverage in back office functions of Fortune 500 companies. Before that role, she served as CEO and Executive Director the Texas Exes, the 500,000+ member alumni association of the University of Texas. In this role, she greatly expanded its funding, its scholarship foundation, student programming, alumni engagement approaches and board governance practices. She started her career in business after earning an MBA from UT Austin, where she entered into management consulting with Deloitte followed by ten years of running the go-to-market side of a high tech start up in Silicon Valley. She holds a BS in Architecture also from UT Austin.
Leslie, her husband and two of her three children live in Austin, TX where they enjoy the city’s booming and energetic cultural scene along with the vast opportunities for outdoor activities. Her oldest daughter lives in New York City leading the Cedars to make frequent trips to the area. They love to travel frequently, especially to Santa Fe, and do so every opportunity they can get.