March 11, 2014
Pizza Studio to Open in Phoenix
Monogram seeks to invest in innovative brands with differentiated value propositions and demonstrated customer followings. We look for strong management teams with defined visions for their businesses and the desire to achieve outsized growth on an accelerated timeline. We typically invest in companies with revenues of $5 to $50 million.
At Monogram, we pride ourselves on being collaborative partners with management teams. To these partnerships we bring domain expertise in areas of strategic importance: brand building, marketing, recruiting, operations, supply chain / distribution, financial reporting, and financing. Alongside this, Monogram delivers a network of key channel partners to broaden distribution into new points of sale and geographies as well as the transactional experience to maximize value on exit. We typically deploy up to $30+ million of equity capital per investment.
Jared focuses on investments in apparel and accessories, food and beverage, and restaurants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pizza Studio.
Prior to co-founding Monogram, Jared was with Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity firm with $12 billion of capital under management and a top-decile return track-record. At Golden Gate, Jared was a member of the firm’s consumer and retail team, where he led investments in and supported six market-leading retailers. Jared previously worked at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a $1+ billion debut fund.
Prior to HGGC, Jared was a generalist in the private equity practice of Bain Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm with more than $75 billion of capital under management. He began his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, working in the firm’s consumer / retail and technology industry groups.
Jared earned a B.A. in economics from Duke University (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Oliver Nordlinger Managing Partner
Oliver focuses on investments in beauty and personal care, companion animals, and consumer healthcare. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pizza Studio.
Prior to co-founding Monogram, Oliver was with Leonard Green & Partners, a leading private equity firm with more than $15 billion of capital under management and a top-decile return track-record. At Leonard Green, Oliver focused on investing in and supporting consumer and retail companies, including Union Square Hospitality Group / Shake Shack, Savers, Activision Blizzard, DSW, and 99 Cents Only Stores.
Previously Oliver was a generalist in the private equity practice of Bain Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm with more than $75 billion of capital under management. He began his career at Bain & Company, where he assisted private equity firms with acquisition due diligence and advised corporate clients.
Oliver earned a B.A. in political science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.