George S. Rich is managing partner of GRI Fund, L.P., an investment partnership specializing in growth capital and leveraged investments in consumer, business, and telecommunication services. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Rich was a founder and managing director of Armata Merchant Partners LLC, a private merchant bank. Prior to forming Armata, Mr. Rich was a Managing Director with Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated, where he was responsible for investment banking services to transportation and consumer companies, two industry groups co-founded by Mr. Rich in 1981. Prior to Alex Brown, Mr Rich was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in New York from 1974 to 1977.
Mr. Rich currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fury Management, Inc., American Messaging, Inc., Salsaritas Restaurant, Inc., Medical Records Associates, Inc., LeaseAccelerator, Inc., 6th Street Inc., (Parent to SalesWarp) and Captel, Inc. Mr. Rich served as an Advisory Director at Texas Roadhouse Holdings, Inc. from 1996 until 2004. Mr. Rich continues to serve as President of Texas Roadhouse’s Employee Foundation, Andy’s Outreach. Mr. Rich has served as a director of seven additional companies in consumer services, manufacturing, and media services.
Mr. Rich graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, New York with a BA in 1970 and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an MBA in 1974.