Leonard Harlan

Co-Founder and Partner


Leonard has more than 50 years of experience in private equity, real estate finance and development, and investment banking. He co-founded Castle Harlan, Inc., a middle market buyout firm and previously founded The Harlan Company, which engaged in real estate finance and development. He also co-founded CHAMP, Castle Harlan’s Australian affiliate.

He received his BME in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA with distinction, as well as a doctorate, from Harvard Business School.

He is a life member of the Board of Fellows of the Weill Cornell Medical College and member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He is additionally a member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Board of Advisors of Jacobs Institute of Cornell Tech.