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Jeffrey J. Keenan Senior Advisor
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Jeffrey joined Roark in 2006 and was Roark’s President until he became a Senior Advisor in 2015. Prior to joining Roark, Jeffrey was Co-Founder and Chairman of IESI Corporation (1996 - 2005). Jeffrey helped lead IESI from a small Texas based start-up operation into what is now the third largest solid waste management company in North America through organic and acquisition growth. Under Jeffrey's leadership, IESI completed more than 160 acquisitions and was sold to BFI Canada in 2005 for $1.1 billion. From 2003 to 2005, Jeffrey helped lead a private energy company through a restructuring that included the divestiture and acquisition of U.S. and Canadian energy related assets and operations. From 1985 to 1996, Jeffrey served as a General Partner and Managing Director at several private equity funds, including AEA Investors, Inc. and Acadia Partners, L.P., where he played a senior role in all aspects of their investment activities. From 1983 to 1985, Jeffrey served as a member of the Financial Restructuring Group at Lehman Brothers. Jeffrey received a B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. from The University of Chicago.

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Anthony P. Scotto Senior Advisor
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Anthony joined Roark in 2004. Anthony is actively involved in Roark's investments in Batteries Plus Bulbs and FOCUS Brands. Prior to joining Roark, Anthony spent 15 years as a Managing Director at Oak Hill Advisors, Inc. and Oak Hill Partners, Inc. (and its predecessors), a large private equity and investment firm based in New York. Anthony has been involved in the purchase or oversight of more than 50 companies with an estimated value of more than $5 billion. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Anthony spent 17 years at the accounting firm of Arthur Young, most recently as a Partner in its mergers and acquisitions group. Anthony received a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

 

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Robert Sheft Senior Advisor
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Robert joined Roark in 2007. Robert is actively involved in Roark's investment in The Home Service Store, and serves as its Executive Chairman. Prior to joining Roark, Robert was the founder, President and CEO of RMA Home Services, Inc., which was acquired by The Home Depot in December 2003 to create a platform for in-home sales. Robert built RMA into one of the largest providers of installed siding and window services in the country, with revenues of more than $200 million, serving customers in more than 1,000 Home Depot stores nationwide. Prior to founding RMA, Robert spent five years as a Managing Director in charge of Merchant Banking at First Southwest. Robert began his career as an attorney in the mergers and acquisitions practice of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Robert received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a J.D. from Columbia.