C. Dean Metropoulos
Early in his career, Mr. Metropoulos was Senior Vice President of GTE International, a telecom, lighting and precision materials company, operating in over 63 countries.
Since starting his private equity career at the age of 32, Dean and his sons, Evan and Daren, have acquired and transformed 80+ businesses around the world and have earned a unique reputation with investors, executives, employees and consumers for their unmatched financial returns, transparency, innovation, systems and very constructive partnerships.
Metropoulos & Co., led by principals Dean Metropoulos, Evan Metropoulos and Daren Metropoulos, is a leading, family-owned investment firm that leverages extensive industry knowledge, operational expertise and flexible capital to revive and reimagine brands and businesses in the food and beverage, consumer products, and other diversified sectors. Over the course of four decades, the firm has invested in more than 86 entities – transforming companies, accelerating revenue and earnings growth, and propelling to renewed prominence scores of iconic brands in the U.S., Canada and Europe. These include Hostess Brands, Pabst Brewing Company, Utz, Pinnacle Foods, Aurora Foods, Stella Foods, The Morningstar Group, International Home Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolates, Mumm and Perrier Jouet Champagnes and Hillsdown Holdings, PLC (Premier International Foods and Christie Tyler Furniture), as well as Briggs & Stratton, Nestle Waters, Morton Salt, Chuck E. Cheese, etc., among others in a variety of industries.
The firm has also been very active as a sponsor and investor in several SPACS with the Gores Group including, Hostess Brands, Verra Mobility, Sonder, PAE, UWMC, etc.