In our investments and in our firm, we recognize nothing is more important than having the right people. FFL brings together a team of experienced and talented professionals with diverse backgrounds in operational and strategic management, investment banking, private equity investing, and consulting. Our principals have invested over $2.5 billion in over 50 companies and have over 100 years of collective experience as investors, senior operating executives, and advisors.
These senior operating executives have invested in our fund as investors/advisers. They have been successful in a broad range of industries and disciplines, and their experience and perspective is a valuable resource for our portfolio companies.
Michael J. Boskin
Principal of Boskin & Company, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Former Chairman of President's Council of Economic Advisors
Director of Oracle Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Vodafone Group PLC and Shinsei Bank
William R. Brody M.D.
Former President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Former President, The Johns Hopkins University
Member of the Governing Committee of the Whitaker Foundation and the Trustees for the Baltimore Community Foundation
Director of IBM, AEGON USA, Medtronic Inc. and Mercantile Bankshares
CEO, Applied Predictive Technologies
Founder & Former CEO, Avalanche Biotechnologies
Former EVP & CFO, Netscape
Lead Director of Twitter and Schlumberger
Frank A. Doyle
President & CEO, Connell Limited Partnership
Director of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. and Citizens Financial Group
Trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Boston College
Robert A. Eckert
Chairman Emeritus & Retired CEO, Mattel, Inc.
Former CEO, Kraft Foods
Director of McDonald's Corp., J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Advisory Board at Northwestern University, Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Business Council in Washington DC
Member of the Board of Visitors at The Anderson School at UCLA and the Trilateral Commission
Peter A. Georgescu
Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam, Inc.
Director of EMI Corporation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., Toys “R” Us, Inc.
Ronald J. Gidwitz
Retired CEO, Helene Curtis
Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation, Rush University Medical Center, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Former VP and CIO, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Former President and CEO, Stanford Management Company
Former CEO, The Hershey Company
Director of McDonald’s, Discover Financial, Illinois Tool Works, and ConAgra
Presiding Director of The Clorox Company
Director of The Walt Disney Company, McKesson Corporation
Retired Vice Chairman & CFO, The Seagram Company Ltd.
Chairman, President & CEO of National Gypsum Company
Partner & Co-Founder of Wakefield Group; Director of Belk Inc
Founder & Chairman, Strategic Investment Group
Director of Cementos Pacasmayo and International Finance Corporation Asset Management Company
Paul F. Oreffice
Director Spirit Finance Corporation
Retired Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company
Member of International Advisory Board of Marsh & McLennan
Chairman, Fairfield Homes of Arizona
Former Director The Coca-Cola Company, CIGNA Corp., Morgan Stanley, Nortel
Carl E. Reichardt
Retired Chairman, Wells Fargo & Company
Former Director of ConAgra, Ford Motor Company, HCA, HSBC, McKesson, and PG&E
Paul C. Reilly
CEO, Raymond James Financial
Former Chairman & CEO, Korn/Ferry International
Former CEO, KPMG
Executive Vice Chairman, Rothschild
Vice Chairman, British Broadcasting Corporation
Trustee of the Eden Project, Tate Foundation, Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Former CEO & President, Tempur Sealy International
Former President, North America Campbell’s Soup Company
Richard L. Sharp
Retired CEO, Circuit City
Former Chairman & CEO, CarMax, Inc.
Retired C.E.O. and Chairman, McKesson Corporation
Trustee of The Nature Conservancy of California
Kent J. Thiry
Chairman & CEO, DaVita, Inc.
Former Chairman & CEO of Vivra Incorporated
Former Chairman of Oxford Health Plans, Inc.
David T. Traitel
Founder and Retired CEO, Nutro Products, Inc.
Sir Robert Wilson
Former Chairman of BG Group plc; Former Chairman of The Economist Group
Former Executive Chairman & CEO of Rio Tinto
Former Director of GSK
Former Director of BP plc, Diageo plc, The Boots Company plc.