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F. Barron Fletcher III

F. Barron Fletcher III

Managing Partner

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Mr. Fletcher, Managing Partner of Riata, co-heads the firm’s Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall management, operations, and strategy of the firm. Prior to Riata, he founded and led the investment activities at Parallel Investment Partners, a private equity investment firm that managed over $400 million in capital commitments across two funds. Parallel invested approximately $330 million of capital in 27 platform and 23 add-on acquisitions, representing $1.2 billion in transaction value. Prior to Parallel, Mr. Fletcher was a Partner at Saunders Karp & Megrue, where he was instrumental in the firm’s sourcing, investment, and portfolio monitoring activities. Earlier in his career, he served in both the merchant banking and mergers & acquisitions departments at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and was an analyst at Trammell Crow Ventures.

With a private equity career spanning over 27 years, Mr. Fletcher has been instrumental in sponsoring and executing over 110 private equity transactions across the business services and consumer sectors. He currently serves on the board of several companies, including Acuity Eyecare Holdings, Extract Production Holdings, Superior Automotive, The Fragrance Outlet, and WSS. Mr. Fletcher is a former member of Young President’s Organization, a former Trustee of the Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD), and the former Chairman of the ESD Endowment Trust, where he continues to be a Trustee.

Mr. Fletcher received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Mathematics and Economics from Yale University.