Edward P. Grace III

Senior Advisor at Angelo, Gordon & Co. LP (Private Equity Group)

Edward P. Grace III

Edward P. Grace III

Senior Advisor at Angelo, Gordon & Co. LP (Private Equity Group)

Overview
Career Highlights

Phelps Grace International, Inc.
The Capital Grille of Boston, Inc.
Bugaboo Creek of Warwick, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1336

Primary Location

Windermere, FL, United States

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1951

Age

68

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rare Hospitality International, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Larkburger, Inc.

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Partner at Harvest Partners LP

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President-Restaurant Group at Centerplate, Inc.

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Fund Advisor at Barings LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & President at Benihana, Inc.

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Consultant, Babson Capital Management at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

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Former General Partner at BV Investment Partners LLC

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Former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

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Former Managing Director at JP Morgan Securities LLC

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Edward P. Grace III
Senior Advisor at Angelo, Gordon & Co. LP (Private Equity Group)
Education
Graduate
Class of 1973

Founded in 1791, University of Vermont is the fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown). UVM is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Called UVM for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for "University of the Green Mountains."

Career History
Founder
1999 - Current

Grace Venture Partners (GVP) invests in seed- and early-stage US technology companies in the software, Internet, wireless, semiconductors, materials, networking, communication sectors. The firm specializes in providing equity financing to commercialize military technologies. GVP prefers to invest in companies located on the Eastern coast of the US and will consider any Florida-based technology venture. Investments range from $500,000 to $2 million in early-stage ventures with pre-money valuations of $2 million to $10 million. In certain situations, GVP may also invest in later-stage and mezzanine rounds. They look for companies with the potential to be valued at $100 million within 5 years

Founder
1992 - Current

Capitol BC Brands LLC offers full service dining experience. It provides both strategic and day-to-day leadership in the human resource and training. The company was founded by Edward P. Grace III in 1992 and is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Managing Director
Current

Grace Restaurant Partners II LP seeks investment opportunities in restaurants located in the US. The fund focuses on companies with a strong management team, EBITDA of 15% to 20% at the unit level, probability, 2.1 sales to investment ratio and growth potential. It provides financing for seed and early stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $1 to $10 million and expects to invest an average of $5 - $10 million in each portfolio company over the life of the investment. It takes a seat on the board of directors. It also provides mezzanine capital and later stage capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
Director
2008 - 2010

Logan's Roadhouse, Inc. owns, operates a chain of restaurants. It offers mesquite-grilled steaks, appetizers, sandwiches, desserts, steak burgers, baby-back ribs, seafood, ice-cold longnecks, salads, made-from-scratch yeast rolls, and bottomless buckets of in-shell peanuts. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Director
2006 - 2008

Claim Jumper Restaurants LLC owns and operates restaurants. It offers angus beef, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, baked goods and desserts including six-layer motherlode cake, scratch carrot cake, and cream pies. The company was founded by Craig Nickoloff on September 27, 1977 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

Director
2006 - 2008

Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World is a luxury destination club that creates highly personalized vacation experiences for its Members. Quintess, LRW provides it's Members with access to 80+ multimillion dollar residences and experiences in 40+ international resort and city destinations, including Aspen, Los Cabos, Florence, Hawaii, Jackson Hole, London, Napa Valley, New York City, Paris, Saint Martin and Tuscany, among countless others. As part of Quintess, LRW's strategic relationship with The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., the Club now offers Q Leading Experiences at select member hotels around the globe. With 525+ Members, the Club remains committed to financial transparency and full disclosure and continue the practice of providing its Members with third party audited financial statements.

Director
Prior

National Restaurant Association operates as a foodservice trade association. It advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom. The firm provide advocacy and representation, educational networking, tools and solutions, and research and insights. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Director
Prior

The Foundation's mission is to serve as a philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association to enhance the restaurant and foodservice industry's service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.

Director
Prior

National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Inc. works to increase profit opportunities for cattle and beef producers by enhancing business climate and building consumer demand.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

$1,000
2000

Minority Leader at Illinois State Senate

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