Mr. Lerch founded Evolution in 2002 with the vision of bringing talented people into an environment that reinforces the ideals of teamwork, discipline, and relentless high performance. Under his leadership, Evolution has grown into a portfolio of alternative investment companies employing approximately 500 people across ten global locations.
As President and Founder, Mr. Lerch is responsible for the general management of Evolution's business lines, as well as all major investment decisions. He serves as Chairman of Evolution’s Global Investment, Risk, and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. Mr. Lerch is the principal decision maker in the deployment of Evolution’s capital, with a focus on bespoke financing deals where the firm and its affiliates provide innovative and creative credit solutions for major international corporations. Prior to founding Evolution, he spent nearly a decade working for bulge bracket investment banks in a number of senior management and trading positions. Mr. Lerch graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Politics.