F. Barron Fletcher III
Mr. Fletcher, Managing Partner of Riata, co-heads the firm's Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall management, operations, and strategy of the firm. Prior to Riata, he founded and led the investment activities at Parallel Investment Partners, a private equity investment firm that managed over $400 million in capital commitments across two funds. Since Parallel's founding in 1999, the firm invested approximately $330 million of capital in 27 platform and 23 add-on acquisitions, representing $1.2 billion in transaction value. Before founding Parallel in 1999, he was a Partner at Saunders Karp & Megrue, where he was instrumental in the development of the marketing, investment, and portfolio monitoring activities for the firm. Earlier in his career, he served in both the merchant banking and mergers & acquisitions departments at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and was an analyst at Trammell Crow Ventures.
He currently serves on the board of directors of several companies, including Acuity Eyecare Holdings, Superior Automotive, The Fragrance Outlet and WSS.
Mr. Fletcher received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Mathematics and Economics from Yale University.