Mr. Theodore joined Center Rock Capital Partners in 2017 and has over 30 years of private equity and finance experience with a focus on investments in industrial businesses under-going change to improve strategic or operational performance. Mr. Theodore, along with the other Partners, is responsible for all major aspects of the firm’s management and investment process.
Prior to joining Center Rock in 2017, Mr. Theodore was a Partner at Wynnchurch Capital from 2004 to 2016 and a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to Wynnchurch Mr. Theodore held positions with Questor Management Company, Kidd Kamm & Company, Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse.
Mr. Theodore has a B.A. in Business-Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Mr. Theodore currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Piping Products, LINC Systems, The Merit Distribution Group, Signature Systems Group, and TAG Manufacturing, as well as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for Beaumont Health Systems, and the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees for The Cranbrook School. Mr. Theodore has historically served on the Boards of Directors of Burtek, Fabco Holdings, Henniges Automotive, Highway Technologies, Humanetics ATD, Indiana Limestone, JAC Products, Latham Pools, Northstar Aerospace, SafeWorks, US Manufacturing, US Pipe, VistaPro and Wolverine Advanced Materials.
Mr. Theodore was a four year letterman on the UCLA Football team and enjoys spending his free time fishing, hiking and with his wife Linda and their four children (and one giant dog).