James (Jim) Parrish

Strategic Operating Partner

  • +30 years in Restaurant Operations; Led vision, strategy and execution across multiple Company and Franchise platforms resulting in several profitable transactions with several PE firms
  • 28 years with YUM Brands; OPs, Product Commercialization and DVP for the East Division. General Manager responsible for the growth and development of the Pizza Hut Brand along the Eastern seaboard
  • COO with Church’s Chicken; (Arcapita investment)
  • COO Friendly’s Ice Cream; (Sun Capital investment)
  • COO HOOTERS of America most recently; (HIG investment); 441 restaurants in 28 countries
  • Studied Architecture at Texas Tech University