Haden Leaves PE for USC

Pat Haden is stepping down as a partner with private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden, in order to become athletic director at the University of Southern California. He will remain an investor in RHL funds and on the board of portfolio company Apothecary Shops.


Riordan, Lewis & Haden (RLH), a leading Southern California based private equity firm, announces with great pride the appointment of our partner, Patrick C. Haden, as the Athletic Director for the University of Southern California. As a member of the RLH team for more than 22 years, Pat has epitomized the values of integrity, trustworthiness, and excellence to which all of us aspire. We have been privileged to work with Pat and learn from him over many years and we wish him great success in his new endeavor.

We also look forward to an ongoing relationship with Pat, as he will continue to serve on the Board of The Apothecary Shops (an RLH portfolio company), to be an investor in our funds, and to be an informal advisor to our firm.

J. Christopher Lewis, co-founder and managing partner of RLH, commented, “We are most appreciative of Pat’s many contributions to the success of both our firm and our portfolio companies over the past two decades. His judgment and perspective have been very helpful as we have grown the size of our team of investment professionals and the firm’s capital under management. On a personal note, as a former USC student-athlete, I am enthusiastic about the great skills and experience that Pat brings to his new role and am very confident that he will add yet another successful chapter to his long list of diverse career accomplishments.”
About Riordan, Lewis & Haden
Riordan, Lewis & Haden is a leading private equity firm based in Southern California which invests in high growth, middle market, enterprises. With offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, RLH provides capital and assists portfolio company management teams as they navigate the opportunities and challenges of growth. The firm currently manages over $400 million of capital and is actively seeking new portfolio companies. Collaborating with portfolio company management, RLH provides expertise, contacts, and experience-based advice on important strategic issues.