Altamont Capital Partners has hired K.C. Moylan as an operating partner. Moylan will focus on opportunities in the restaurant industry. Moylan most recently worked as president and chief operating officer of Pei Wei Asian Diner.
Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont), the San Francisco Bay Area-based middle market private equity firm, announced today that K.C. Moylan has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Mr. Moylan will focus primarily on investment opportunities in the restaurant industry. Altamont has a strong interest in this industry and is excited to work with Mr. Moylan both to augment its existing investments in portfolio companies Tacala and Boom Foods, as well as to make new investments.
“We are thrilled to welcome K.C. to our team,” said Jonathan Altman, Principal of Altamont “His extensive experience across a range of leading restaurant brands will help us identify and complete attractive investment opportunities that fit well with Altamont’s strategy. In addition to his deep industry expertise and network of relationships, his strong history of success as an operator will make him a valuable partner as we grow and support our portfolio of restaurant businesses.”
Mr. Moylan has extensive operational and senior leadership experience with multiple restaurant companies, including, most recently, as President and COO of Pei Wei Asian Diner, where he led 7,000 employees and grew sales by over $200 million in eight years. Before joining PF Chang’s / Pei Wei, he served as CEO of Champps Entertainment where he led growth from five regional stores and $20 million of sales to 36 stores nationally and almost $200 million in sales. His prior experience spans leading regional brands as well as national ones, and ranges from polished casual dining and fast casual dining to hotel development and management. Mr. Moylan is a graduate of Northeastern University, with a BS in Business Administration.
“K.C.’s ability to bring both deep operational expertise and broad strategic thinking to restaurant businesses is a rare talent, and one that complements our investing strategy nicely,” said Randall Eason, Managing Director at Altamont. “Given our strong, demonstrated interest in building leading restaurant businesses as well as our focus on partnering with management in helping middle market businesses realize their full potential, we are excited about the opportunities that working with K.C. will present.”
“I am excited to join the impressive team at Altamont,” commented Mr. Moylan. Altamont’s approaches to investing and business leadership are attractive to me. Altamont has an outstanding record in pursuing and adding value to middle market investments, and I feel fortunate to join them as they continue to bring this philosophy to the restaurant sector.”
About Altamont Capital Partners
Altamont Capital Partners is a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with over $1 billion of capital under management. Altamont is focused on investing in middle market businesses where it can partner with leading management teams to help its portfolio companies reach their full potential. The firm’s principals have significant experience building business success stories across a range of industries including financial services, government services, consumer/retail, industrials and healthcare.