Lester Alexander

Visiting Lecturer

Office 224E
Email lalexa@tulane.edu


Les Alexander is a partner with Jefferson Capital Partners where he invests growth capital in privately-owned businesses. He is experienced serving on the boards of portfolio companies and investment committees. Prior to his career in private equity, Mr. Alexander served as president of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, a leading fire truck and emergency vehicle manufacturer. As an investment banker for 15 years with Howard Weil, Southcoast Capital, and J.C. Bradford, he completed numerous public offerings, private placements, and merger and acquisition transactions for public and private companies, particularly in the energy industry.

Mr. Alexander is the immediate past president of the board for Benjamin Franklin High School, a public charter school in New Orleans, and is the founder and president of its foundation, Friends of Franklin. He is a board member, founder, and past president of ACG Louisiana as well as both a board member and regional president of the Small Business Investor Alliance. He was the Chairman of Finance for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and served on its global Board of Directors.


Mr. Alexander teaches classes in Venture Capital and Private Equity to graduate students and Energy Investment Banking to undergraduate and graduate students.

Education & Affiliations

University of North Carolina, M.B.A.

University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Commerce