We are very happy to be working with the team at Rosser Capital Partners. They have been great partners to PetPeople. Hal and Jacob have helped make us a stronger and better company and facilitated our growth. We appreciate the experience they bring and the great support they provide.
Trish and Michael Elkind
Founders of PetPeople
What started as a professional relationship has grown to a serious friendship. Hal and Jacob invested in our company in 2009 when things were really tough. They not only provided capital, but a serious commitment of their time and experience. Their help and leadership was key to our not just surviving but thriving. I would partner or invest with them anytime and be honored.
Chairman and CEO, Ruth's Hospitality Group
The change from being a mom and pop Company has been tremendous; we could not be happier to see our Company flourish in every way, from structure, to board of directors, to human resources, to fabulous guidance and support. For me, the best was the freedom to keep creating great restaurants, which were fueled by Rosser Capital. Along this fantastic journey, we have become close friends... what more can you ask.
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Barteca Holdings
While we were a bit apprehensive about taking on a private equity partner, what we have found with Rosser Capital has been a life-changing partnership. RCP gave us access to the best minds in the business for our Board; to capital at terms that we never could have gotten on our own; and to the stability and expertise that comes from people who have made their life's work out of growing restaurant businesses.
They have been available when we need them, and content to let us run the company our way when we don't. We would never have achieved the success we have without Hal and Jacob.
Co-Founder and Chairman of Barteca Restaurant Group
Rosser Capital Partners brings invaluable insights from their vast experience investing in consumer, retail and restaurant companies. They are able to provide enormous strategic assistance and operational resources to managers who want to take their companies to the next level of growth and profitability.
CEO of The Patina Group, former CEO of Restaurant Associates
Rosser Capital Partners has provided our management team with access to strong resources and an incredible Board of Directors, made up of sitting Chairmen and CEO’s of some of the most respected restaurant groups in the country. The collective experience of Rosser Capital and our board has provided unique insights and prepared our team for the challenges of growing our brand while also allowing our management team the freedom to stay true to the principals and values that are the touchstones of Hickory Tavern.
CEO of Hickory Tavern
Skillets was delighted to partner with RCP based on their deep experience in the restaurant industry. Hal and Jacob truly understand our business and are the ideal partners to take the concept to multiple markets while maintaining our brand values and culture.
Founder and CEO, Skillets Holdings
Hal and his team showed their experience and patience through a difficult economic period following the initial acquisition which required an additional equity infusion. The RCP team was also extremely effective in identifying and securing the Corner Bakery acquisition opportunity, which was a key value creation generator for our Company. Their outstanding support and financial guidance ultimately led to a very successful outcome for Il Fornaio and Corner Bakery.
Chairman and Former CEO of Il Fornaio / Corner Bakery
I have had the pleasure of working with Hal Rosser on two separate occasions where we were able to achieve liquidity events through an initial public offering. Hal and Jacob have a deep knowledge of the restaurant industry and were instrumental in providing effective operational and strategic guidance to help us achieve our growth objectives.
CEO of Bob Evans, Former CEO of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Former CEO of McCormick & Schmick’s
Working with the Rosser team was an outstanding experience over the 4 1/2 years in which we were partners. Their knowledge of the restaurant industry and their due diligence of restaurant projects is second to none in private equity.
CEO of Uncle Julio’s, Former CEO of Logan’s Roadhouse
Our experience with Hal Rosser and his team was very positive. Hal has historical roots in Western New York and with our family that proved to be instrumental in our transaction being completed in 2005. His in-depth knowledge of the consumer and multi-unit retail space helped us successfully navigate the difficult years of the recent recession. He was able to connect well with our management team during the 6 years of our association together that ultimately led to our successful sale to 7-Eleven.
Former CEO of Wilson Farms