FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER, JUPITER HOLDINGS
WHY: Along with Chris Britt, in 2017 acquired Mountain Mike’s Pizza, which got its start in 1980s next to Stanford where he played football and got a degree in economics. Since acquiring chain, have opened 50 locations, bringing total to 200+ with goal of 350. The pair in 2018 also bought Juice It Up chain with more than 90 locations.
RECENT: Opened Mountain Mike’s in July and Juice it Up in August within a block of each other on Costa Mesa’s 17th Street.
NOTABLE: Spent two months as safety at LA Rams in 1985.