Lee is an Operating Partner on AEA’s Middle Market Private Equity team. In his role, he is primarily focused on working with portfolio companies to assess, develop and build value creation via digital initiatives. He also facilitates sharing of digital best practices across the AEA portfolio. Lee is involved with AEA’s Senior Advisory Council and serves on the board of AEA portfolio company Window Nation.
Prior to AEA, Lee most recently served as Vice President of North America at Alibaba Group, leading the company’s North American initiatives. Prior to Alibaba, Lee was the first Global Head of Travel at Facebook, where he was responsible for developing the company’s monetization and growth strategy. Previously, Lee held various executive positions at Expedia, including overseeing APAC and North America where he led many supply optimization initiatives. Earlier in his career, Lee was part of the start-up office for eBay UK, where he helped drive eBay’s market penetration with several initiatives across supply, product, digital payments and platform trust and safety. Lee started his career with Warner Music in London.
Lee studied at Warwick Business School where he earned an M.B.A. He also earned an M.A. from Sheffield Hallam University in film & media production.