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Kenneth C. Collins Principal
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Kenneth joined Roark in 2013. He is involved with Roark's investments in Anytime Fitness, Corner Bakery, Culver’s, Great Expressions Dental Centers, and Il Fornaio.  Prior to joining Roark, Kenneth was a Vice President at Audax Group Private Equity. Kenneth was focused on investments primarily in the retail healthcare, chemical, and general industrial sectors. These investments included Great Expressions Dental Centers, Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Quest Specialty Chemicals, KODA Distribution Group, and Thermon Industries. Prior to joining Audax Group in 2007, Kenneth worked as an Engagement Manager in the Corporate Finance Practice of McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in the automotive, industrial, and media sectors. Kenneth began his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company and as an Associate at Onex Corporation. Kenneth received a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Clayton D. Harmon Principal
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Clayton joined Roark in 2007. He is actively involved in Roark's investments in Batteries Plus Bulbs, Arby's, and CKE. Prior to joining Roark, Clayton was a Senior Associate in the transaction advisory services group at Ernst & Young. Before Ernst & Young, Clayton worked in the audit and risk advisory services group at KPMG. Clayton received a Master of Accountancy and BBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Clayton is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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David K. Lee Principal
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David joined Roark in 2008. He is actively involved in Roark's investments in Atkins Nutritionals and Massage Envy. Prior to joining Roark, David was a Senior Associate at American Capital, an investment fund with approximately $19 billion of capital under management. At American Capital, David focused on buyout investments in the business services and healthcare services sectors. Prior to American Capital, David was a Manager in the transaction advisory services group at Ernst & Young, where he worked on financial due diligence projects for private equity firms. David received a BBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

 

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Michael R. Thompson Principal
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Michael joined Roark in 2010. He is actively involved in Roark's investments in Driven Brands, Atkins Nutritionals, and The Home Service Store. Prior to joining Roark, he managed the investment process at Montage Partners, a Phoenix-based private equity firm focused on making control investments in the southwestern United States. Before Montage, Michael served as a Senior Associate at Kroll Zolfo Copper, where he quantified economic damages in complex commercial litigation. Michael received a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.