Les Brun is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC, a diversified holding company for his investments. He is also Vice-Chairman and Senior Advisor of G100 Companies, a unique business partnership that combines the world’s best C-level learning communities with a handful of premier professional services firms. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations in the New York office of CCMP Capital Advisors. Brun also founded and was Chairman Emeritus of Hamilton Lane, the world’s leading Private Equity advisory and management firm, focusing on the firm’s strategic initiatives and direction, as well as its investment decision-making through his participation on the firm’s Investment Committee. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Richcourt Group, a Hamilton Lane company specializing in hedge fund of funds management.
Brun is currently Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE “BR”) and CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ “CDK”), Lead Director of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE “MRK”), as well as Chair of the Compensation Committee of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE “HPE”). Brun was formerly Chairman of the Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE “ADP”) until November 2015. He also serves on the Board of Directors of NXT Capital and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, Brun was Chairman of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s S.B.I.C. Advisory Council, and a member of the Committee for the Reinvention of the S.B.A.
With over 38 years of investment banking, commercial banking, and financial advisory experience, Brun began his career with Chemical Bank in Seoul, South Korea, where he was Assistant Vice-President and Chief Credit Officer, followed by Managing Director and co-founder of the investment banking group of Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia, Vice-President in the Corporate Finance Division of E.F. Hutton & Co. in New York, and Vice-President of Lloyds International Corporation.
Brun holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus, and is a former Trustee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. He is also a former Trustee of Widener University, as well as Episcopal Academy in Merion, PA. Most recently, Les was recognized by the NACD as one of America’s top 100 Corporate Directors in 2015.