Gary Leeds founded Codex Advisors after a career spanning 30 years as an entrepreneur, CEO, and Business Strategist. Leeds founded, operated, and exited companies across several industries, and possesses extensive experience in finance, technology, manufacturing, business development, and organizational development. With the founding of Codex Advisors, he has created a unique M&A and business advisory firm designed exclusively to serve the needs of entrepreneurs and company founders running companies with between 15 - 150 million in annual revenues.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner of Codex, Leeds is an investor in several startup companies. He also has a special interest in leadership training and organizational development, performing both for profit and pro bono service for entrepreneurs facing challenges at all stages of enterprise development.
Most recently, Leeds completed the restructuring and divestiture of a VoIP telecommunications company. The transaction provided the Company Founder with significant liquidity as well as the capital required to expand the Company’s more profitable data services, colocation, and hosting business throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Among Leeds’s other accomplishments, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Gorman Health Group. GHG is a Washington DC healthcare consulting and information technology firm specializing in providing advice and tools to private insurers competing in the government sponsored healthcare programs space including Medicare, Medicaid, and now ObamaCare. In 2007, in the additional role of special advisor acting on behalf of several corporate additional shareholders including Gorman, Leeds negotiated the sale of Leprechaun, LLC, a healthcare information technology firm for $95,000,000 in cash and related consideration.
In the late nineties, Leeds founded an innovative digital media and advertising company. The Company, Screenzone, created one of the earliest electronic distribution networks for both audio and video. In addition to creating the concept, Leeds personally raised in excess of $25,000,000 for the endeavor from individual, corporate, and institutional investors. Technology developed by the Company is today a model for the distribution of electronic advertising and information used everywhere from shopping malls – to movie theaters – to city streets and major airports.
Throughout the eighties and early nineties Leeds was the driving force behind a specialty plastics manufacturing firm serving the pharmaceutical industry, IP Container Corporation. He was directly responsible for growing the Company over a five year period at a compounded rate of 20% annually, while simultaneously inventing one of the industry's first tamper-resistant, tamper-evident, pill bottle closures. Leeds engineered the sale of the Company in 1995 for nearly 40 million.
Leeds has three grown children and lives with his wife Debbie in the Sun Valley, Idaho area.