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Ken Leonard

Managing Partner & Co-Head, Private Credit

Ken Leonard is a managing partner and a co-head for Kayne Anderson’s private credit strategies.

Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2011, Leonard was with Cerberus Capital where he was a co-founder of Dymas Capital Management and helped lead the development of a middle market, private equity focused lending business. While at Dymas, Leonard played a leadership role in completing over 130 transactions with underwritten commitments in excess of $4.5 billion. Prior to joining Cerberus, Leonard was a senior vice president in the merchant banking syndications team at GE Capital, where he headed up the syndication’s effort. Prior thereto, Leonard was in charge of the corporate finance syndications team of Heller Financial and served as an investment professional in the turnaround private equity group of Heller Investments, Inc.

Leonard earned a B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1986 and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.