Philip  Lea, MBA


Vice President, Private Equity


Phil is primarily responsible for originating, evaluating, and executing new investment opportunities in the United States. 

Prior to joining Ardenton, Phil worked for both LongWater Opportunities, a manufacturing-focused private equity firm, and 3M, a $34 billion multinational corporation. In these roles he gained significant experience in strategic planning, business development, marketing strategy, and new product launches. Phil began his career as a financial healthcare consultant at Triage Consulting Group, working for some of the largest hospital systems in the United States.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. 

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