Neal K. Aronson

Founder & Managing Partner at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

Neal K. Aronson

Neal K. Aronson

Founder & Managing Partner at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Career Highlights

ARG Holding Corp.
Roark Capital Group, Inc.
U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc.

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2180

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1965

Age

55

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Former Managing Director & General Counsel at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at The Home Service Store, Inc.

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Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Management LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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President at Roark Capital Management LLC

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Wingstop, Inc.

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Neal K. Aronson
Founder & Managing Partner at Roark Capital Group, Inc.
Education
B.A.

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

Career History
Director
2018 - Current

Inspire Brands, Inc. engages in owning, operating, and franchising of restaurant brands. It provides franchise support including restaurant development planning, design and construction, operations training, marketing and branding, and supply chain management. The company was founded by Neal K. Aronson and Paul J. Brown in 2018 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Investment Manager
2001 - Current

Roark Capital Management LLC provides mortgage investment services. The company was founded in 2004 and is located in Atlanta, GA.

Founder & Managing Partner
2001 - Current

Roark Capital Group invests primarily in the consumer services and business services sectors with a focus on the franchise, food and restaurant, specialty retail, direct marketing and financial services industries. They participate in middle-market investment opportunities through family-owned business transfers, management/corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, corporate divestitures and acquisitions/growth capital. Investments range from $15 million to $350 million.Roark Capital looks for companies with revenues of $20 million to $1 billion and EBITDA of $10 million to $100 million. They also look for companies with experienced management, predictable cash flow, identifiable growth and a sustainable competitive position.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. owns and operates hotels. It franchises economy, mid-range and upper-end hotels in Argentina, Canada, Honduras, Israel, Mexico, the Philippines and the US. The company's brands include Microtel Inn & Suites, Hawthorn Suites and Best Inns & Best Suites. U.S. Franchise Systems was founded by Michael A. Leven in August, 1995 and is located in Atlanta, GA.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008
$1,000
2007

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Transactions
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Roark Capital Group, Inc. purchases ADG LLC from OMERS Private Equity Inc.

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Roark Capital Group, Inc. purchases Jimmy John's Franchisor SPV, LLC from Weston Presidio Service Co. LLC

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Wingstop, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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