Stephen D. Aronson

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

Stephen D. Aronson

Stephen D. Aronson

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

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Roark Capital Management LLC
Roark Capital Group, Inc.
U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc.

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Founder at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Co-CIO & Senior Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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President at Roark Capital Management LLC

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Co-CIO & Senior Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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The Deal Pipeline
November 20, 2013
Apollo sells CKE to Roark Capital
The Deal Pipeline
November 20, 2013
Apollo dishes CKE to Roark Capital
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Stephen D. Aronson
Managing Director & General Counsel at Roark Capital Group, Inc.
Education
BA in Government

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.

JD

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

Career History
Managing Director & General Counsel
2005 - Current

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

Managing Director & General Counsel
2005 - 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.

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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.

Transactions
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Conyers Park Acquisition Corp. purchases Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. from Golub Capital Partners LLC, Roark Capital Group, Inc., ATP Private Equity Partners (US) resulting in a new company The Simply Good Foods Co.

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Wingstop, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Roark Capital Group, Inc. purchases CKE, Inc. from Apollo Global Management LLC

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