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Cornellians in Private Equity

Peter Nolan

B.S. '80, M.B.A. '82

Senior Advisor
Leonard Green & Partners (Los Angeles, CA)


Peter joined LGP in 1997.

Previously Peter was a Managing Director and Co-Head of DLJ's Los Angeles Investment Banking Division, which he joined in 1990, and where he worked extensively with LGP, assuming the role of its lead investment banker in 1995.

Prior to DLJ, Peter had been a First Vice President in corporate finance at Drexel from 1986 to 1990, a Vice President at Prudential Securities, Inc. from 1982 to 1986 and an Associate at Manufacturers Hanover Trust.


He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Finance from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Johnson School. In addition, Peter serves as a trustee of Cornell University and as a member of the Investment Committee for its endowment.

Board Affiliations

Peter presently serves on the Board of Directors of AsianMedia Group, LLC, Claim Jumper Restaurants, LLC, Motorsport Aftermarket Group, and Scitor Corporation.

Peter has served on the Board of Directors of FTD Group, Inc., Liberty Group Publishing, Inc., VCA Antech, Inc., Wavetek Corporation, White Cap Industries, LLC, Activision, Inc., and the Supervisory Board of Adidas AG.