Marc J. Leder was born in Long Island, New York in 1962. He graduated from John L. Miller- Great Neck North High School and the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
As a Wharton School graduate, Marc J. Leder began his career as an analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York. He went on to become a Senior Vice President of the company before co-founding Sun Capital Partners, Inc. with his colleague Rodger Krouse.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
With more than two decades of active engagement in private equity, Marc J. Leder is an expert in investments, and business operations. In 1995, he became the co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The global private equity firm partners with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation.
Since 1995, Sun Capital has invested in more than 500 companies worldwide with revenues in excess of $50 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. The Firm has built a reputation as a trusted partner, recognized for its operational experience. Sun Capital focuses on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities in the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial, and Technology sectors. The Firm has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and an affiliate with offices in London.
The Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. was established in 2007 by Marc Leder and Rodger Krouse to unite the Sun Capital family in a purposeful philanthropic effort. To reinforce this connection, charitable contributions by Sun Capital Partners employees are amplified through a 3x matching gift program. The Foundation has supported more than 700 local, national, and international innovative non-profit organizations with donations exceeding $20 million, to fulfill its mission of promoting sustainable, positive change.
Notable organizations supported by the Foundation include American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Autism Speaks Inc., Boca Helping Hands, Inc., Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Foundation for AIDS research, Feeding South Florida, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, Operation Homefront Florida, and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. In 2015, Marc was honored by the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
In 2010, Leder also established the Marc J. Leder Foundation, Inc. a non-profit corporation based in Boca Raton that partially funds the Sun Capital Partners Foundation and makes direct grants to a variety of organizations. Past donations have included a $2 million gift to establish the Marc J. Leder Behavior Change for Good Term Fund at the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a $1 million gift to endow a curatorial directorship at Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), where he sits on the Board.
Leder has been involved with several arts institutions including, the Art for Life Foundation, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and the Berggruen Museum in Berlin where he is a member of the International Council.