Prior to the founding of Goode Partners, Mr. Oddi was a Partner of Saunders Karp & Megrue where he was primarily responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities, structuring and executing new transactions and monitoring certain of the firm's portfolio investments.
Mr. Oddi joined SKM in 1994, approximately two years after the firm's first transaction, as its seventh professional. At the time, SKM had deployed approximately $100 million of equity capital in four portfolio investments. Four years after Mr. Oddi joined the firm, he was promoted to Partner. During Mr. Oddi's tenure, the firm grew to manage over $1.5 billion in three private equity funds and employed over 30 professionals.
During Mr. Oddi's more than 10 year career with SKM, he participated in 12 platform investments and four add-on acquisitions totaling approximately $250 million of invested equity capital. He also completed two initial public offerings, four secondary offerings, three Rule 144A sales, one strategic sale and one successful turnaround. Substantially all of Mr. Oddi's experience was in the retail, branded apparel, restaurant and consumer products sectors. Several of the highly successful transactions in which Mr. Oddi participated helped to establish SKM's reputation as one of the leading private equity investors in these sectors.
In addition to Mr. Oddi's role as an investor, he was also primarily responsible for coordinating and developing SKM's deal origination marketing efforts. These efforts included a mandatory firm-wide communication effort with transaction intermediaries, in-person marketing meetings and participation at relevant conferences and the creation of the firm's marketing collateral. As a result of this proactive approach to generating deal flow, SKM would typically review over 1,000 investment opportunities each year.
Prior to joining SKM, Mr. Oddi served in the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Brothers.
Mr. Oddi currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Dave's Killer Bread, Lacrosse Unlimited, Luxury Optical Holdings, and Sneaker Villa. Former board of director memberships include: All Saints, Capital IQ, Charlotte Russe Holding (NASDAQ: CHIC), Chuy's (NASDAQ: CHUY), The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE), Elephant Bar Restaurants, Intermix LLC, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, Rosa Mexicano, Rue 21, Skullcandy, Strike Holdings and Tommy Bahama.
Mr. Oddi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School.
Prior to the founding of Goode Partners in 2005, Mr. Ferreira was President and CEO of the Woodclyffe Group, LLC (www.woodclyffe.com), an international business consulting and interim management firm comprised of senior consumer product executives. Woodclyffe's areas of expertise include: business performance improvement, foreign market entry and development, supply chain, marketing, branding and advertising. Prior to founding Woodclyffe in 2001, Mr. Ferreira was Co-COO, President of International and a member of the board of directors of Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP), where he worked for 21 years.
Mr. Ferreira began his career in retail at the Marcade Group in 1978. In 1980 Mr. Ferreira joined Avon and was rapidly promoted to the head of finance and operations for the Avon Division, reporting to the company's President. With the help of his leadership, Avon initiated a successful turnaround, thwarted several unsolicited and undervalued take-over offers and launched numerous successful growth initiatives.
In 1990, Mr. Ferreira made the transition from finance and operations to general management when he became an operating officer responsible for the company's businesses in thirteen Latin American countries. In the ensuing ten years he moved around the world in roles of President, CEO and/or Chairman improving the performance of existing companies, opening new markets/businesses and growing Avon's businesses to be a leading beauty and direct selling company in every market in which it did business.
In 1999, Mr. Ferreira became Co-COO of the corporation, President of Avon International and a member of the board of directors. In this position he had full responsibility for all of Avon's international businesses encompassing over 40 subsidiaries and almost 100 distributorships in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa (2/3rds of the corporation). He also was responsible for global strategic planning, market research, new business development and new markets. During his tenure, every international region increased local currency sales (at double-digit rates) and improved gross and operating margins; Avon Wellness was successfully developed and launched in 19 markets (including the U.S.) generating $150 million of sales in the year of launch; and Avon's stock price increased 45%.
Other positions Mr. Ferreira held at Avon include: President Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, based in the United Kingdom, from 1998 to 1999; President Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong, from 1995 to 1998; Chairman and President Spain and Portugal, based in Spain, from 1993 to 1995; and Area Vice President Americas Region, where he was responsible for 13 Latin American markets, from 1990 to 1993.
Mr. Ferreira currently serves on the board of directors of Rosa Mexicano, Strike Holdings, and Princess House. Former board of director memberships include: Chuy's, Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL), Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP), Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), Eos International, Discovery Toys, Americas Lemonade Stand, Regal Greetings and Gifts and Applied Tech Products.
Mr. Ferreira received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University and an M.B.A. degree in Finance and International Business from Fordham University.
Prior to helping start Goode at its formation in January 2006, Mr. Miller was a private investor and advisor to the global branded consumer marketplace. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Miller served as a senior advisor to Itochu Corporation’s executive management in
From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Miller was the co-founder and president of an apparel manufacturing and screen printing business which supplied some of the fastest growing retail and consumer brands in the world including: Gap, Adidas, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Levi Strauss & Co., Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Timberland, Express, The Limited and numerous others. Mr. Miller is an advisory board member and shareholder of Chrome Hearts, Inc., a board member of Dave’s Killer Bread, Sneaker Villa d/b/a Villa, Rosa Mexicano, Lacrosse Unlimited, Paper Media (publisher of Paper Magazine) Sir Kensington’s Ketchup and A.P.C (based in Paris, France). Former board roles include, Intermix LLC (sold to The Gap), All Saints Ltd., Skullcandy, James Perse, and American Apparel (AMEX:APP), where he served as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Miller is an Advisory Board member to A Bathing Ape (
Mr. Miller also sits on the board of the Sachdev Group of
Mr. Miller graduated from
Prior to joining Goode Partners, Mr. Bonoff was a Managing Director in the Private Equity/Special Situations group at Angelo Gordon. During his private equity career, Mr. Bonoff has participated in investments in more than 15 portfolio companies and five add-on acquisitions totaling more than $600 million of invested equity capital.
Previously, Mr. Bonoff had been a Principal in the Consumer/Retail group at Apax Partners. Mr. Bonoff joined Apax as a result of its merger with Saunders Karp & Megrue, where Mr. Bonoff had been a Principal. While at Saunders Karp & Megrue, Mr. Bonoff focused primarily on investments in the retail, restaurant and consumer products sectors.
Prior to joining SKM, Mr. Bonoff was an investment professional at Patricof & Co. Ventures, where he focused on making early and later stage investments in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Mr. Bonoff began his career as an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co. in the Food and Consumer Products group.
Mr. Bonoff currently sits on the board of directors of Rosa Mexicano, Dave’s Killer Bread, Sneaker Villa d/b/a Villa, and Independence Care Systems. Previously, Mr. Bonoff has sat on the boards of directors of Adrenaline Family Entertainment, Comark Inc., Drive America Holdings, Elephant Bar Restaurants, National Home Healthcare, Inc. and Voyager Hospicecare. In addition, Mr. Bonoff has been a board observer for Charlotte Russe Holding and Tommy Hilfiger.
Mr. Bonoff graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Economics, and he received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.