Mentorship Session with Leonard Harlan, Castle Harlan

- Online Zoom Conference



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Leonard Harlan
Senior Advisor at Castle Harlan

Leonard M. Harlan is a Senior Advisor of Castle Harlan, Inc., a founding executive committee member of CHAMP, the Australian affiliate of Castle Harlan and a member of the Investment Committee of CHAMP III Management Pty Limited. Mr. Harlan is currently a director of Gold Star Foods, Director Emeritus of The America for Bulgaria Foundation (established by the U.S. Congress) and was formerly a director of over 15 companies. Mr. Harlan is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, co-chairman of the Deans Council Executive Committee, a member of the Clinical Affairs Committee (formerly the chair and co-chair for 16 years), a member of the Special Committee on Research, the Business and Finance Committee and the Compensation Committee. He is co-chair of the Policy Board of the Cornell Physicians Organization and a member of the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholarship Program. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Cornell Tech; a director of the Voice Health Institute (VHI), the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York, formerly a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of Harvard Business School, vice president and member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association, and for six years was a member of the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee. Mr. Harlan is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a director of the Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), and co-chair of the New York Region of BENS (Business Executives for National Security). He is President of the Garvan Institute (Australia) U.S. Charitable Trust; and was for 25 years a trustee of the New York City Citizens Budget Commission. He is a general partner of Harlan Capital Partners LLC, founded by his son Josh in 2011.

Mr. Harlan began his career as a Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. From 1969 to 1995, he was chairman and chief executive officer of The Harlan Company, Inc., a real estate investment banking and advisory firm. A graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Harlan has a Masters with Distinction and Doctorate from the Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife, Fleur, in Palm Beach and New York and has two sons and two granddaughters.

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Elazar Guttman
Partner at Akin Gump

Elazar Guttman advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a wide variety of domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts and other complex business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings, growth capital investments, joint ventures and in- and out-of-court restructurings.

His work has extended across numerous industries, including financial services, business services, health care, energy, technology, automotive, manufacturing and retail, among others.

Elazar also has extensive experience representing public and private companies in M&A transactions, recapitalizations, in- and out-of-court financial restructurings and other debt and equity financings.


This event is part of YJP's Mentorship Initiative.

Please join in on a conversation with Leonard Harlan, Senior Advisor at Castle Harlan.

About Castle Harlan:

Castle Harlan was established in 1987 but has roots dating back to the start of the institutionalized private equity market in the 1960s. Since inception, the firm has participated in domestic and international private equity funds.

Castle Harlan focuses on investing in market leaders in consumer, energy, industrial and other niche industries which have the potential to become regional, national or global market leaders within their specific industry. As a generalist investor, the Firm invests worldwide and targets middle-sized businesses, acquiring a controlling interest in their portfolio companies.

Castle Harlan avoids making direct investments in oil and gas fields and mines, consumer investments like fashion or technological obsolescence, high customer concentration, and changes in government regulation.

April 12th, 5:30PM-6:15PM

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This event is complimentary for:
Virtual Members
Professional level members in the finance division.
Young Leadership members and above levels.

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