Head of Adveq US Lee Gardella leads all of Adveq’s investment activities in the US and is also the Head of the Adveq Opportunity program. Lee is a member of Adveq’s Investment Committee and the Executive Management Group. Before joining Adveq in 2007, Lee was a Managing Director leading the Private Markets Group for CTC Consulting, the family office investment advisory subsidiary of US Trust Company in Stamford, Connecticut. From 1997 to 2005 he worked for the US Trust Company in the private equity and Alternative Investment Divisions making private equity direct and fund investments and leading the development of private equity, real estate, and hedge fund investment products. Prior to that, Lee was an Associate at the Edison Venture Fund and Wilshire Associates and a Treasury Analyst at National Steel Corporation. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shippensburg University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a CFA charter holder.