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Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Finance from DePaul University

Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School

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Lee J. Monahan

Lee J. Monahan is a Partner at Harren Equity Partners and serves as a member of several Boards of Directors of Harren portfolio companies including: Circa Corporation of America, Health Connect America, Med-Legal, MedPro Healthcare Staffing and Spartan Energy Services. He is responsible for evaluating new acquisition candidates, closing and financing transactions and managing existing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Harren, Lee was an Associate with H.I.G. Capital in Miami, Florida. Lee began his career in Chicago in the Investment Banking Group of Lazard Frères & Co., a provider of advisory services to clients in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and capital market activities.

Lee's interaction with portfolio companies has covered a number of different functional areas. At Keystone Air & Drill Supply Co., he worked with management in choosing and implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that allowed the company to have better visibility into its inventory across various branches in order to improve customer service levels and also create a more stringent credit policy that accelerated cash conversion. At Woven Electronics, he partnered with management to identify a methodology to improve visibility on material needs, helping create a discipline to significantly reduce inventory. In addition, Lee teamed with Woven's management at its UK subsidiary in assessing the functional areas, restructuring the responsibilities of management members and implementing pricing and procedure policies to improve operations and cash flow before the sale of the operation. With Virginia Drilling's management, Lee assisted in helping create a marketing program to assist the company in better communicating its unique service model that was not fully communicated to the marketplace. Lee has also helped in the identification and recruitment of key sales, financial and operational executives and managers at various portfolio companies.

Lee graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from DePaul University and received a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Lee and his wife are also active in a number of organizations such as University of Miami Beaux Arts, Chapman Community Partnership for Homeless, and the Humane Society. In his spare time Lee is an avid baseball and football fan and enjoys travel, shooting pool and trying to golf.