Michael Leahy

Managing Director – Investments
Equity Group Investments

As a managing director, Mike applies 20 years of operational experience across industries to manage existing assets and assess potential new investments. He serves on the board of Entertainment Earth, a pioneer and established leader in the collectibles and toy industry; Paper Transport, a for-hire trucking company focused on dedicated truckload, intermodal, and brokerage services; Able Freight Services, a provider of airfreight forwarding services focused on time-sensitive perishable goods; Cross Border Xpress, a bi-national airport terminal that connects San Diego directly to the Tijuana Airport; and Ventana Exploration and Production LLC, an oil and gas acquisition and development company.

Previously, Mike supported EGI’s investments in WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, supply chain management, and logistics services and led our investment in Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA), an international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities.

Mike specializes in organic and M&A growth, integrations, turnarounds, restructurings, and asset optimization. Mike served on the board of Equity Distribution Acquisition Corp. (EDAC), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) targeting opportunities to apply technological advancement within the industrial sector. Prior to joining EGI in 2019, Mike served as senior director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Oracle Corporation, a multinational computer technology company, where he led due diligence and business integration for acquisitions across Oracle’s global portfolio. Previously, he was the head of Global Marketing at BigMachines, which was acquired by Oracle. Earlier in his career, Mike served in a number of business development roles, including: head of Product and Marketing for Envoy Global, Business Unit Chief Revenue Officer for Entertainment Cruises, business development director for ServiceMaster, and business unit director for Budget Rent a Car.

Mike holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and completed the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Emerge Global Program.