Before founding Maverick in 1993, Lee Ainslie was a managing director of Tiger Management Corp. He serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation and the University of Virginia's Jefferson Scholars Foundation. Ainslie received a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia (Westmoreland Davis Scholar and Thomas Pinckney Bryan Jr. Scholar) and an MBA from the University of North Carolina (Beta Gamma Sigma).
Ainslie and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons.