Operating Partner
Les Daniels
Team | Operating Partners

Mr. Daniels is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial and currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: HealthWay, Moeller Aerospace and Redwire, 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.

Education
  • Fordham University
Prior Experience
  • CAI Managers & Co., L.P.
  • Burdge, Daniels & Co., Inc.
  • Blyth, Eastman, Dillon & Co.