Robert J. Dennis

Operating Partner-Consumer at Riata Capital Group LLC

Robert J. Dennis

Robert J. Dennis

Operating Partner-Consumer at Riata Capital Group LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

LIDS Sports Group
Genesco, Inc.
Hat World Corp.

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2779

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1953

Age

67

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

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Secretary & Director at Schuh Group Ltd.

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Former President at AT&T, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at CoreCivic, Inc.

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Former Co-Chairman, Partnership at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

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President & Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Former Head, Organization Practice at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Director at Nashville Capital Network

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Genesco, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at HCA Healthcare, Inc.

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Robert J. Dennis
Operating Partner-Consumer at Riata Capital Group LLC
Education
Master's Degree, Biochemical Engineering & Organic Chemistry, with Honors

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university located in Troy, New York, with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world.

MBA, Consumer Marketing with Distinction

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Operating Partner-Consumer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Riata Capital Group LLC is an active manager. It participates in mid-market and growth transactions and focuses on a wide range of sectors and industries.

Professional
Prior

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. operates as a holding company, which engages in the automotive dealership. Its services include oil change, car brakes, changing tires, check engine light, battery, and wheel alignment. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.

Interim President
2016 - Prior

LIDS Sports Group retails sporting goods like apparel and accessories. The company was founded by Douglass E. Karp and is headquartered in Zionsville, IN.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Tennessee Community Ventures (TNCV) focuses on technology transfer, seed and early stage investment opportunities. They seek to identify technologies, products and/or services that offer a unique solution to a specific point of pain or opportunity for their respective industries, lend themselves to business models that offer a clear path to profitability with modest capital needs and promote scalable cost structures that create competitive advantages. Investment opportunities are evaluated based on an ability to deliver exceptional financial returns while transforming and diversifying Tennessee's economic base through the creation of quality jobs and community wealth. They are generalists and are always interested in special situations that present unique opportunities outside their past experiences, which include technology enabled products and services, e-commerce, digital media, manufacturing, advanced materials, specialty food products, ethnic products and services, and business and retail services.TNCV has a unique partnership and direct interaction with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation and has committed significant capital to proof- of-concept investments, which are expected to range from $50,000 to $100,000. More traditional seed and early stage initial investments typically range from $250,000 to $750,000 and target the funding gap between start-up and later stage institutional venture rounds. TNCV's target investment size over the life of each portfolio company is between $1 million and $2 million. The target investment size is likely achieved through multiple rounds of investment in each portfolio company, with follow-on investments receiving the same level of diligence and scrutiny as initial investments.

Chairman
2001 - 2004

Hat World Corp. owns and operates athletic headwear stores. It is a mall-based retailer specializes in caps featuring licensed logos of pro (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL) and college sports teams. With nearly 800 stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, Hat World is the licensed headwear company in the US. The company was founded by J. Glenn Campbell in 1995 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Member, Board of Visitors
Current

The Owen Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1969, Owen awards eight degrees: a standard 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Executive MBA, an Americas Executive MBA, a Master of Finance, a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Accountancy-Valuation, a Health Care MBA, and a Master of Management in Health Care, as well as a large variety of joint professional and MBA degree programs. Owen is renowned for its Health Care MBA, a unique program that provides students an in-depth educational experience tailored to the health care industry. Owen also offers non-degree programs for undergraduates and executives.

Director
Current

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is a company providing strategic, scalable solutions focused on education, finance, and health.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

The Nashville Symphony Association provides live theatrical performances. It is an American symphony orchestra that performs concerts. The company was founded by Walter Sharp in 1945 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

$5,000 - $10K
2014

The Nashville Symphony Association provides live theatrical performances. It is an American symphony orchestra that performs concerts. The company was founded by Walter Sharp in 1945 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

$5,000 - $10K
2013

The Nashville Symphony Association provides live theatrical performances. It is an American symphony orchestra that performs concerts. The company was founded by Walter Sharp in 1945 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Political Donations
$1,000
2009

Former Governor of Tennessee

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Genesco, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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