NRD promotes Teza to principal

NRD Capital has promoted John Teza to principal. Teza joined the Atlanta-based private equity firm in 2017.


ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NRD Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Atlanta, is pleased to announce the promotion of John Teza to Principal.

Since joining NRD Capital in 2017, Teza has focused on NRD’s consumer and operations-focused technology investment strategies. He is an active board member of: The Captain’s Boil, 1Huddle, Harri, Next, ValyantAI, Qu.

“I’m delighted to announce the promotion of John to Principal,” said Aziz Hashim, NRD Capital Managing Partner. “John has a proven track record of success and of cultivating impactful relationships across a variety of industries – from restaurants to technology, John’s leadership is evident. His commitment to excellence strengthens NRD Capital and further positions the firm for success.”

Teza is an active member of the restaurant leadership and franchising communities. Recently, in 2019, he was elected to the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors. Additionally, Teza serves as: Trustee of the IFA Foundation, Chairman of the Springboard Conference and board member of the Franchise Leadership and Development Conference. He is a former board member of Technomic’s Operator Advisory Board.

“John’s expertise in restaurants and franchising provides a critical perspective on our Board of Directors,” said Dawn Sweeney, President of the National Restaurant Association. “His innovative thinking and industry insights strengthen the work of our Advocacy Strategy Committee, and we are grateful for his continued service to the Association in his new and expanded role at NRD Capital.”

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About NRD Capital Management, LLC
NRD Capital Management, LLC, founded by Aziz Hashim, is a private equity firm that invests in companies offering superior products/services and compelling unit-level economics. By infusing capital and applying operating expertise, NRD guides its investments toward strategic growth. The fund invests in small to mid-sized brands (franchise and non-franchise), both domestic and international, primarily focusing on restaurants, multi-location-related technologies and service/retail opportunities.

Through the NRD Foundation, the firm supports non-profit and for-profit international organizations that create entrepreneurs, foster financial independence, and power academic research focused on franchise entrepreneurship. For additional information, please visit