Leigh Sansone, Chief Investment Officer at Paceline, has been named to Pensions & Investments inaugural class of Influential Women in Institutional Investing.


Talk about timing. As countries and companies around the world grappled with COVID-19, upstart Paceline Equity Partners LLC was moving forward with the first closing of its inaugural fund in spring 2020. “It was crazy. Wrong time to launch, right?” recalled Leigh Sansone, CIO and one of Paceline’s six founding partners. But the partners, who had worked together previously at Lone Star Funds, pushed past the upheaval and held the final close of Paceline Equity Partners Opportunity Fund I in 2021, she said.

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