Leigh is a Founding Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Paceline, where she also serves as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to forming Paceline, Leigh was most recently the Chief Investment Officer at Hudson Advisors, LLC (“Hudson”), the asset management affiliate of Lone Star Funds. Prior to being named CIO, Leigh held various roles within the organization as a Senior Managing Director and as a member of the Lone Star Senior Management Team. Beginning in 2008, Leigh served as a Managing Director responsible for building the New York team which would capitalize on the dislocation in the residential mortgage market, leading the sourcing, underwriting, and asset management of a $125B portfolio by originalUPBcomprised of non-performing residential whole loans, mortgage servicing rights, and structured products across multiple series of Lone Star Opportunity Funds (VI –X). During this time, Leigh also served on the Investment Committee of the $1.3B Lone Star Residential Mortgage Fund. Leigh was promoted to the Lone Star North American region team in 2001 to work on the U.S. origination effort for Lone Star Fund III. Leigh began her career at Hudson Advisors in 1998, as part of the North American asset management team which was responsible for the disposition of the assets in Lone Star Fund I, spanning a tenure of twenty years.
Leigh currently serves on the Advisory Board of Paceline portfolio companies: RELAM, Inc., Quick Fitting, LLC, and AHF Products, LLC. Leigh was involved in the formation, and still maintains an active role in the continued strategy of Gradus, which has a mission to invest in impactful non-profit organizations in Dallas which empower children and their families to use their natural gifts and talents to reach their highest potential, and to pursue excellence in school, in work and in life. Leigh was named to The Wall Street Journal’s 2020 “The Most Influential Women in Private Equity” list, which identifies the private equity industry’s leading senior and rising star deal makers. Leigh graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.