CJ has an extensive and successful track record as an investor and operating executive focused on building and leading consumer goods businesses.
Prior to co-founding Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, CJ led a variety of consumer businesses including roles as Chairman and CEO of Shearer’s Foods, a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier for the snack industry; CEO of Sara Lee North America; General Manager of GMC, Buick, and Pontiac for General Motors Corporation; and VP of Colas at PepsiCo, where he had started his career and held progressively responsible positions.
CJ currently serves as Executive Chairman of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery and on the boards of Charcuterie Artisans and Salm Partners. He previously was an active investor and board member of Gehl Foods, Nonni’s Biscotti, Darden, Sabre Holdings, and Shearer’s Foods.
CJ earned a BS in Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.