Ken Diekroeger is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital. Since 1990, Ken has been investing as a private equity professional in a variety of industries. At Golden Gate he focuses on consumer products, financial services, electronics and semiconductor equipment. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Ken was a managing director at American Industrial Partners which led operationally-intensive, industrial buyouts. Early in his career, Ken invested in numerous consumer product companies while at The Shansby Group. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company. Ken received his BS in Industrial Engineering (where he graduated first in his engineering class) and his MBA (Arjay Miller Scholar) at Stanford University.
Michael is a Managing Partner of CIC Partners. From 1997 to 2003, he was President of Pizza Hut, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), the largest pizza chain in the world. Before joining Pizza Hut, he was CEO of DDB Needham Dallas Group (formerly Tracy-Locke), the largest marketing communications agency in the Southwest, whose clients have included Frito-Lay, Pepsi, GTE and American Airlines. Michael currently serves as Chairman of River Point Farms and as a director of Red Mango, Inc.. He is a former director of Ace Cash Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: AACE), Buffet Partners L.P., Quizno's, Signstorey and Vertis, Inc. Among his many civic duties, Michael serves as the City of Dallas Homeless Czar, a position to which he was appointed by the Mayor of Dallas, and he is a member and incoming Chairman of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is an active lecturer at many universities, as well as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University. Michael received his BA from Boston College.