Mr. Lepard runs Equity Management Associates, LLC, an investment partnership which has focused on investing in precious metals since 2008. His Fund invests in emerging gold producers and drill stories, as well as larger companies which show attractive growth and cash flow. Mr. Lepard is a Director of Rise Gold Corporation and Amarillo Gold.
Prior to EMA, Mr. Lepard spent 25 years as a professional investor and venture capitalist. From 1991 to 2004 he was one of two Managing Partners at Geocapital Partners in New Jersey which managed six venture capital partnerships, the last of which was $250 million.
Prior to Geocapital Mr. Lepard spent 7 years as a General Partner at Summit Partners in Boston, MA. Summit is a large venture capital and private equity firm.
Lepard holds an MBA with Academic Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Colgate University.