Ronald Wayne Burkle

Founder at The Yucaipa Companies LLC

Ronald Wayne Burkle

Ronald Wayne Burkle

Founder at The Yucaipa Companies LLC

Career Highlights

Yucaipa Corporate Initiative II, L.P.
Yucaipa Master Manager LLC
The Yucaipa Companies LLC

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11/1952 - Pomona, CA, United States



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Vice President & Secretary, General Counsel at A-Grade Management LLC

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Founder at Relativity Media LLC

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Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Relativity Media LLC

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Managing Partner at A-Grade Investments

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Former Partner at The Yucaipa Companies LLC

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Director-Emeritus at The Music Center

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Chairman, Executive at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Associate at CBS Corp.

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Future Director Emeritus at National Gallery of Art (Effective 03/2019)

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President, Financial Services Group at MJC Partners LLC

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Ronald Wayne Burkle
Founder at The Yucaipa Companies LLC

CORE: is a private “360º lifestyle” organization that unites its members by providing access to experiences, services, insights, culture, entertainment, and community. CORE: is dedicated to delivering the ideal “360º lifestyle” experience where time is optimized and the line is blurred between business and personal. Within an environment that offers unparalleled services & facilities, CORE: enables members to foster meaningful relationships by offering a diverse range of community driven experiences. CORE: is also the ideal forum for conducting business by offering a flexible environment, convenient and practical services, and distinctive client entertainment opportunities. For personal pursuits, CORE: anticipates needs and provides exclusive access to a curated collection of compelling experiences designed around members’ cultural passions.

Career History
2015 - Current

Inevitable Ventures LLC operates as an investment partnership firm that provides financial services. The firm offers assistance to entrepreneurs who are expanding the possibilities of human life through the creative application of technology. The company was founded by Ronald Wayne Burkle, Christopher J. Hollod and D. A. Wallach in January 2015 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

2013 - Current
1986 - Current

The Yucaipa Companies is a premier investment firm that has established a record of fostering economic value through the growth and responsible development of companies. Founded in 1986 by Ron Burkle, the firm has completed mergers and acquisitions valued at more than $30 billion. As an investor, Yucaipa works with management to strategically reposition businesses and implement operational improvements, resulting in value creation for investors.

Boards & Committees
2016 - Current

Munchery, Inc. provides catering services. It offers all kinds of eaters, like vegetarian, kids, low-carbohydrates, wheat-free and more. The company was founded by Van Tran, Tri Tran and Conrad Chu in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco. CA.

Member, Board of Trustees

Americold Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust focused on the ownership, operation, development and acquisition of temperature-controlled warehouses. The company operates in food-producing and retail markets. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition. The institute — which is located on campuses in La Jolla, California, and Jupiter, Florida — has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and synthetic vaccine development. Particularly significant is the institute's study of the basic structure and design of biological molecules; in this arena TSRI is among a handful of the world's leading centers. The institute’s educational programs are also top-rate. The Kellogg School of Science and Technology is currently ranked among the best in the nation in its fields of biology and chemistry. Rather than isolating faculty members, students, and laboratories into separate and distinct disciplines, as is generally prescribed in universities, a cooperative, collaborative spirit is encouraged and embraced. While the level of scientific investigation is intense, the atmosphere is collegial, relaxed, and informal. Technicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrative support staff all are considered part of the team and are given the latitude and responsibility to accomplish their tasks so as to serve the best interests of science. The pursuit of scientific excellence is paramount and all efforts are directed toward that end. The bulk of the institute's funding is derived from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. In today's environment of increasing competition for shrinking federal dollars, however, collaborative industrial partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies provide additional funding in several areas key to the organization's research objectives. The Scripps Research Institute's adherence to the highest scientific standards, emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, participation in the perpetuation of knowledge through education, and continual pursuit of research excellence provide an unparalleled scientific environment.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Member Emeritus, Board of Directors

Founded in 1964, The Music Center is committed to building civic vitality by strengthening community through the arts. We accomplish this by bringing to life one of the world’s premier performing arts centers and by providing distinctive leadership and diverse opportunities for life-long learning and engagement with arts and culture. On October 23, 2003, The Music Center opened the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, expanding the campus to 11 acres. The 2,265-seat Concert Hall is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Walt Disney Concert Hall includes the 266-seat Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), the 300-seat William M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheatre, and the 120-seat Nadine and Ed Carson Amphitheatre.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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The Carter Center, Inc. provides human rights protection services. The firm's services include resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. The company was founded by James E. Carter, Jr. and Rosalynn Smith Carter in 1982 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

$25K - $50K

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

$1,000 +

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."1 This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for more than a century. The Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art have reaffirmed the statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission: The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards. The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the museum. The museum's curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the Libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. The premise on which the Museum was founded is "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in [New York City] a museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction".

Political Donations

Managing Partner, Energy Infrastructure at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP


Representative from California's 29th Congressional District

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Americold Realty Trust, Inc. issued USD Common Shares

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The Yucaipa Companies LLC purchases Fresh & Easy LLC from Tesco Plc

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Jaanuu, Inc. operates as a medical apparel company. The firm specializes in nursing scrubs uniforms, lifestyle apparel and antimicrobial-finished products. The company was founded by Neela Sethi Young and Shaan Sethi in 2013 and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.

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HelloTech, Inc. provides in-home information technology (IT) support services. It offers set up and installation, troubleshooting, training and IT consulting services. The company was founded by Richard Wolpert, Minah Oh, and Sasha Linn in 2014 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Amplify.LA Partners seeks to incubate and invest in companies involved in the convergence of the technology and entertainment sectors. The firm provides portfolio companies with four months of intense collaboration and mentorship, up to $50,000 in seed capital, office space, weekly mentor meetings with entrepreneurs and a 3-year hiatus on city taxes.

Awards & Honors
Rank #1376
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1198
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #714
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Other Affiliations

Ronald Wayne Burkle is affiliated with Inevitable Ventures LLC, A-Grade Management LLC, The Yucaipa Companies LLC, Ronald W. Burkle Foundation, Americold Realty Trust, Inc., The Yucaipa Equity Partners LP, A-Grade Investments, Yucaipa Master Manager LLC, The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation, Fred Meyer Foundation, Yucaipa Corporate Initiative II, L.P., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, OA3 LLC, Munchery, Inc., Americold Realty Trust, Inc., UCLA - Burkle Center for International Relations, Marc Entertainment, Inc., LBI Entertainment LLC, Eimskipafelag Islands Hf, Morgans Hotel Group Co., Yahoo! Inc., Occidental Petroleum Corporation, The Kroger Co., KB Home, Golden State Foods Corp., Fred Meyer, Inc., Alliance Entertainment, LLC, Food 4 Less, Inc., Ralphs Grocery Co., Fred Meyer Foundation, Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc., The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., Kaufman & Broad SA, Soho House Ltd., Delltrade Ltd., Current Media, Inc., The Yucaipa Equity Partners LP, Relativity Media LLC, YC Holdings LLC, CEIVA Logic, Inc., Independent Talent Group Ltd., The Scripps Research Institute, Ronald W. Burkle Foundation, The Music Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Drug Abuse Resistance Education America, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Youth, Inc., J. Paul Getty Trust, The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation, The Carter Center, Inc., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Urban League, Inc., Claremont Graduate University, Whole Child International, University of California - Los Angeles

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