Les Daniels

Mr. Daniels is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial and currently sits on the boards of AE Industrial’s portfolio company, Moeller, as well as GAMCO Investors, Inc. (GBL) and CSAT Solutions. Mr. Daniels also serves on The Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation (ACTPN) as a presidential appointee. He is a former chairman and former member of Florida’s State Board of Administration, Investment Advisory Council (IAC), and serves as a Commissioner of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. Mr. Daniels was a founding partner of CAI Managers & Co., L.P., a private equity firm located in New York City from 1989 to 2014. Prior to CAI Managers, he was President of Burdge, Daniels & Co., Inc., a company engaged as a principal in venture capital and buyout investments and trading of private placement securities. Mr. Daniels also served as Senior Vice President of Blyth, Eastman, Dillon & Co., where he was responsible for its corporate fixed-income sales and trading departments. Mr. Daniels is a former Director of AeroSat Corporation; Aster-Cephac SA,; Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.; Douglas Machine & Tool Co., Inc.; IVAX Corporation; MIM Corporation; MIST Inc.; Mylan Laboratories Inc.; NBS Technologies Inc.; and Safeguard Health Enterprises, Inc. He served as Chairman of TurboCombustor Technology Inc. and Zenith Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Daniels is a graduate of Fordham University.