Leslie L. Armitage

Ms. Armitage is a co-founder of Relativity. She has more than twenty-five years of experience across all phases of the private equity transaction process, including sourcing, investing, managing and exiting investments.

Prior to founding Relativity, Ms. Armitage was a Partner and Managing Director with The Carlyle Group, where she joined as an Analyst and left as a Global Partner. During her fifteen year tenure at Carlyle, she was a key member of Carlyle’s preeminent aerospace and defense industry group, played a critical role in Carlyle’s first major international expansion--the formation of Carlyle Europe Partners, established and led the automotive investment group and served on the firm’s US Buyout Investment Committee.

Ms. Armitage earned a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ms. Armitage has served on twelve corporate and several non-profit boards.