Harold O. Rosser II
Harold O. Rosser II has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2006. In January 2011, Mr. Rosser founded Rosser Capital Partners Management L.P. an entity formed to sponsor private investments in middle market consumer and retail companies as well as restaurants and other multiple-unit concepts. Prior to forming Rosser Capital Partners, Mr. Rosser was a managing director and a founder of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill and Co. Management, L.P., a New York-based private equity firm where he worked from 1995 to 2010. From 1987 through 1995 Mr. Rosser was an officer at Citicorp Venture Capital. Prior to joining Citicorp Venture Capital, he spent 12 years with Citicorp/Citibank in various management and corporate finance positions. Mr. Rosser is also a member of the board of directors of Barteca Holdings LLC, Hickory Tavern Holdings, LLC and Pet People Holdings, LLC and the board of trustees of the Culinary Institute of America, Wake Forest University and the New Canaan Society. Mr. Rosser formerly served as a director of several private and publicly traded companies and had led his respective firms’ investments in more than 17 restaurant companies over the past 25 plus years. His in-depth knowledge and experience in the restaurant and food service industry, coupled with his skills in corporate finance, strategic planning, leadership of complex organizations, and board practices of private and public companies, strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience. Mr. Rosser earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University and attended Management Development Programs at Carnegie-Mellon University and the Stanford University Business School.