Simon E. Brown | Founder
Simon E. Brown is co-founder of LeBaronBrown and the co-Chairman of LBB Specialties LLC. Prior to co-founding LeBaronBrown in 2015, Mr. Brown was a Member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. ("KKR"), having joined KKR in 2003. Mr. Brown served as former Chairman of the Board of Brightview and is a former member of the Board of Big Heart Pet Brands (fka Del Monte Foods), Nielsen N.V., and The Sealy Corporation. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Brown worked at Madison Dearborn Partners, Thomas H. Lee Company, and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He received an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, and a B.Comm with First-Class Honors from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada.
Matthew F. LeBaron | Founder
Matthew F. LeBaron is co-founder of LeBaronBrown and the co-Chairman of LBB Specialties LLC. Prior to co-founding LeBaronBrown in 2015, Mr. LeBaron was a Managing Director of American Securities, LLC ("American Securities"), having joined the firm in 1999. Mr. LeBaron currently serves on the Board of Covia (NYSE: CVIA). He has previously served on the boards of numerous companies in the industrial, energy, and consumer industries. Prior to joining American Securities, Mr. LeBaron worked at Bain Capital and The Boston Consulting Group. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a BA magna cum laude from Amherst College.
Jonathan C. Holden | Vice President
Jonathan C. Holden is Vice President of LeBaronBrown. Prior to joining LeBaronBrown in 2015, Mr. Holden was a Senior Associate at Onex Partners ("Onex"), having joined Onex in 2013. Prior to joining Onex, Mr. Holden was an Investment Banking Analyst in the General Industrials Group at Lazard. He received a BS in Accountancy and Finance from Truman State University.
Todd G. Smith | Chief Financial Officer
Todd G. Smith is Chief Financial Officer of LeBaronBrown. Prior to joining LeBaronBrown in 2015, Mr. Smith was CFO at Lakeside Energy LLC ("Lakeside"), having joined Lakeside in 2009. Prior to joining Lakeside, Mr. Smith spent 15 years as CFO of Chicago-based private equity firms Willis Stein & Partners and Wind Point Partners. Mr. Smith started his career as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick where he worked for almost six years. Mr. Smith is a Registered Certified Public Accountant. He received an M.B.A. with Distinction from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and holds a BS in Accountancy from Illinois State University.
Sean R. Patel | Senior Associate
Sean R. Patel is Senior Associate of LeBaronBrown. Prior to joining LeBaronBrown in 2020, Mr. Patel was a Senior Associate at Lee Equity Partners ("Lee"), having joined Lee in 2017. Prior to joining Lee, Mr. Patel was an Associate at Oliver Wyman. He received a BS in Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Finance and Mathematics from Cornell University.
Justin S. Siegel | Associate
Justin S. Siegel is Associate of LeBaronBrown. Prior to joining LeBaronBrown in 2018, Mr. Siegel was an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays Plc ("Barclays"), having joined Barclays in 2016. At Barclays, Mr. Siegel worked on a variety of transactions in the consumer retail space. He received a BS magna cum laude in Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Finance from Cornell University.
Timothy J. Winfrey | Senior Advisor
Timothy J. Winfrey is a Senior Advisor to LeBaronBrown. Mr. Winfrey served as Vice President, Energy Systems and Controls of Roper Technologies Inc. from 2002 until 2015. From 2001 until 2002, Mr. Winfrey served as President of Ingersoll-Rand Company's Commercial and Retail Air Solutions business, prior to which from 1999 he was Vice President and general manager of Ingersoll-Rand's Reciprocating Compressor division. Prior to joining Ingersoll-Rand, Mr. Winfrey held various corporate development and general management positions with Owens Corning, Eaton and British Petroleum. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA from Colorado College.
Karla A. Salinari | Executive Assistant
Karla A. Salinari is Executive Assistant of LeBaronBrown. Prior to joining LeBaronBrown in 2015, Mrs. Salinari was a Senior Analyst, Investor Relations at Apax Partners ("Apax"), having joined Apax in 2010. Prior to joining Apax, Mrs. Salinari was Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Nova, and Senior Administrative Assistant at Houlihan Lokey. Mrs. Salinari received a Masters Degree in International Affairs from The New School University and a BA from Hunter College.