FFL promotes three to MD

FFL has promoted Chris Harris, Greg Lau and Greg Long to managing director. Prior to joining FFL, Harris worked at Berkshire Partners where he was an associate; Lau worked at Procter & Gamble; and Long served as a senior associate at The Parthenon Group.


SAN FRANCISCO — January 26, 2015 — FFL, a private equity firm focused on investments in middle market companies, today announced the promotions of Chris Harris, Greg Lau and Greg Long to Managing Director.

“Human capital plays a central role in both our investment strategy and the business model for our firm, so we are excited to recognize the contributions that Chris, Greg and Greg have made to the growth of FFL with these well-deserved promotions,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tully Friedman. “All three have contributed significantly to the success of our firm and our portfolio companies, and they will continue to play an important role in FFL’s future.”

Chris Harris serves on the Boards of Directors of Eyemart Express and Strategic Investment Group, and he was previously a Director of TriTech Holdings. He joined FFL in 2008 from Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, where he served as an Associate. Prior to that, Chris worked at Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant and co-founded CampRegister.com, a SaaS business providing software solutions for registration-based organizations. Chris graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering and earned an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was both a Siebel and Arjay Miller Scholar.

Greg Lau currently focuses on FFL’s investor relations and fundraising activities. He previously served on the Board of Directors of GeoVera Insurance Group and was active in the firm’s investments in Tempur-Pedic and Transtar. Greg joined FFL in 2000 as an Associate and returned to the firm in 2006 after attending business school. Previously, he worked at Procter & Gamble, and prior to P&G, he was the Manufacturing Design Engineer at Exergen Corp. Greg graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Mechanical Engineering and later received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He is the Chairman and a co-founder of the Sing for America Foundation.

Greg Long serves on the Boards of Directors of American Advisors Group, C.H.I. Overhead Doors, and Icynene. He joined FFL in 2006 from The Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting firm, where he worked as a Senior Associate. At Parthenon he provided strategic due diligence services for private equity firms, and advised corporations across a range of industries on general strategy, acquisitions, pricing and branding. Greg graduated from Stanford University, receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and is also an active Big Brother.

About FFL
FFL is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with over $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle-market companies. Formed in 1997, FFL’s strategy is to invest in market-leading companies that generate high returns on invested capital and that have strong, defensible competitive positions, attractive growth prospects and outstanding management. Representative investments include: Tempur-Pedic International, Milestone AV Technologies, Korn/Ferry International, and GeoVera Insurance Group. For more information on FFL, visit www.fflpartners.com.