- "I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because I am an investor."
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Resourcing Executives. Not Imposing on Them.
Glenn Kaufman is a Managing Director of D Cubed, a firm he founded to be the private-market investor of choice for companies, owners and executives in select sectors seeking a partner with the most focus, alignment and commitment to resourcing their success. In addition to helping to build the firm, Mr. Kaufman heads D Cubed’s investment efforts in the foodservice, franchising, direct/multi-channel marketing, and marketing services sectors, each of which he has been actively engaged in for over a decade.
Prior to forming D Cubed, Mr. Kaufman was a Managing Director, and played an extensive role in the building and growth, of American Securities Capital Partners, a successful high net worth oriented private equity firm. He was actively engaged in a range of aspects of growing the firm and during his tenure the firm went from eight to seventy five individuals. He was also deeply involved with a number of partner companies, including Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare (direct marketing), El Pollo Loco and Potbelly Sandwich Works (foodservice), Press Ganey Associates (healthcare services to providers), and Anthony International. Since August 2010, Mr. Kaufman has sat on the Board of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) where he also chairs the Finance Committee.
Mr. Kaufman has over 15 years of active and deep involvement in private-market investing in the middle-market, with all investments structured using prudent and simple leverage and virtually all having truly aligned capital structures. Every realized investment in which Mr. Kaufman has been meaningfully involved has earned positive (in some cases extremely positive) returns.
Throughout his 25 years of private-market investing as well as commercial and management roles, Mr. Kaufman has developed an understanding of, and appreciation for, company operations and the core talent and cultural elements comprising organizations. He has acted as interim CEO of two companies, and previously his development was deeply impacted by his active involvement in a number of small businesses. He has a long track record of developing trust and respect-based relationships with CEOs and senior leadership teams of partner companies and believes deeply in the role of resourcing (not managing) such companies for success.
Previously he was an attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he concentrated on private equity transactions, and worked in the small-business consulting group of Price Waterhouse. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and of Harvard Law School. Glenn resides in Rye, New York and has two children. He is an avid tennis player and skier.