Our Team

Jacob A. OrganekPartner

 

Jacob is a Founder and Partner of Rosser Capital Partners. Prior to joining Rosser Capital Partners, he was a Managing Director of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. where he worked since 2003. While at Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Jacob was responsible for evaluating, executing, monitoring and exiting numerous consumer transactions including AMF Bowling, The Marshall Retail Group, Corner Bakery, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Logan's Roadhouse and Ruth's Hospitality Group. Prior to joining Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Jacob worked in the Financial Sponsor Group at Lehman Brothers from 2000 to 2002.

 

Jacob received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

 

Jacob currently serves as a Director of Barteca Holdings, Hickory Tavern Holdings, PetPeople Holdings, Skillets Holdings and Modern Market.  He was formerly a Director of Logan's Roadhouse, Il Fornaio / Corner Bakery and The Marshall Retail Group.

 

Jacob lives in New York City with his wife Aly and two young daughters.


Harold O. RosserManaging PartnerHal is a Founder and Managing Partner of Rosser Capital Partners. Prior to joining Rosser Capital Partners, Hal co-founded and served as Managing Director of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and previously was a Managing Director at Citicorp Venture Capital. During his 25 plus year investing career, Hal has originated, evaluated, monitored and exited numerous consumer transactions including 19 investments in the restaurant industry. Prior to joining Citicorp Venture Capital, Hal held various management and corporate finance positions at Citicorp / Citibank from 1975 to 1986.

 

Hal received a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University. In addition, Hal completed Management Development Programs at Carnegie-Mellon University and the Stanford University Business School.

 

Hal currently serves as a Director of Barteca Holdings, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Hickory Tavern Holdings, PetPeople Holdings, Charlie Palmer Steak and Skillets Holdings. He was formerly a Director of Steak & Ale Restaurants, Davco, Corral America, Restaurant Associates, Head & Enquist, B&G Foods, California Pizza Kitchen, Real Mex, Penhall, Au Bon Pain, Il Fornaio / Corner Bakery, McCormick & Schmick's, The Marshall Retail Group, Logan's Roadhouse, and Ruth's Hospitality Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Culinary Institute of America, Wake Forest University and the New Canaan Society.

 

Hal lives in Naples, FL and New Canaan, CT with his wife Rita and German Shephard Eagle.  He also has two young grandchildren that he is very proud of.

 

Our Expertise And Approach

  • We target emerging concepts and brands within the restaurant, retail and consumer industries
  • $2 - $15 million of EBITDA
  • 5 – 30 locations in operation
  • Goal to expand nationally
  • Long and successful history of partnering with founders and entrepreneurs
  • We believe founder involvement is critical to maintaining a Company’s culture, especially in the infancy of developing a brand, therefore we concentrate our efforts on situations where founders want to remain heavily involved
  • Insure that there is an alignment of interests amongst shareholders and management
  • Over 25 years of experience investing in the consumer sector, with a particular emphasis on multi-unit businesses
  • 24 out of 25 transactions completed with multi-unit related businesses, 19 of those in the restaurant space
  • A significant portion of our capital is internal or from our operating partner network
  • Long term approach to investing, focused on what is the best long term decision for the business, not the best short term decision to drive earnings
  • Eliminates negative fund dynamics associated with traditional private equity (fixed time horizon, need to show a regular return of capital to raise additional funds)
  • Flexibility on hold period, transaction size and minority vs. majority ownership
  • Provide a value-add approach to partnership
  • Implement systems and controls to effectively manage the business
  • Identify additional management resources through deep network of relationships
  • Effectively capitalize the business for growth
  • Attract a world class board of directors through our operating partner network

Office: (203) 340-5100

45 East Putnam Ave, Suite 109

Greenwich, CT 06830

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