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Mr. Randall Onstead Jr.

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Managing Director

Phone: (847) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Chicago , Illinois , United States
Chapman Partners
650 Dundee Rd., Ste. 452
Northbrook , Illinois 60062
United States

Company Description: Chapman Partners serves the investment banking needs of companies in the area of sales, mergers and acquisitions by utilizing industry experience, proven leadership...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • Harvard University
  • bachelor's degree , marketing
    Texas Tech University
  • degree , marketing
    Texas Tech University
  • honorary doctorate degree
    York Christian College
  • s degree , marketing
    Texas Tech University
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[ About R. Randall Onstead, Jr. ] Chapman Partners
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R. Randall Onstead, Jr.
R. Randall Onstead, Jr. is a managing director of Chapman Partners. He has over 28 years experience in the retail food industry. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Randalls Food Markets, Inc., a $2.7 billion Houston-based supermarket chain with stores operating under the banners of "Randalls" in Houston and Austin, and "Tom Thumb" and "Simon David" in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Onstead began his career with Randalls in 1978, holding various management positions. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1986, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and became Chairman and CEO in 1998.
In 1997, Onstead initiated the sale of Randalls to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., retaining a significant equity position. During his tenure as CEO, the company increased in total enterprise value from $645 million in FY 97 to $1.85 billion in FY 99. In 1999, Onstead helped lead the transaction that resulted in Safeway buying all the equity of Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Following this transaction, Mr. Onstead has held various senior level positions in the retail industry including President of Dominick's Finer Foods, a division of Safeway, Inc.
Onstead currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baylor College of Medicine, Haggen Food and Pharmacy, Source Refrigeration, Bi-Lo Food Stores, and the Onstead Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Food Marketing Institute and TOPCO Associates.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Onstead earned his Bachelor degree in Marketing and completed Harvard University's Program for Management Development. Onstead is married and has two children.
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Randall has over 27 years experience in the retail food industry. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Randalls Food Markets, Inc., a $2.7 billion Houston-based supermarket chain with stores operating under the banners of "Randalls" in Houston and Austin, and "Tom Thumb" and "Simon David" in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Mr. Onstead began his career with Randalls in 1978, holding various management positions and was named Chief Executive Officer in 1996. In 1997, Mr. Onstead initiated the sale of Randalls to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. while retaining a significant equity position, and in 1999, he helped lead the transaction that resulted in Safeway buying all the equity of Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Mr. Onstead then became a Managing Director of Chapman Partners, L.L.C., a private investment-banking firm based in Chicago, IL, and became President of Onstead Investments, L.P. Later he became President and CEO of Garden Ridge Corp, a Houston-based crafts and décor retailer with 44 stores in 13 states, and more recently was President of Dominick's Finer Foods, based in Oak Brook, IL and CEO of Bi-Lo Food Stores, based in Greenville, SC. He is currently the founding Principal of Lone Star Retail Partners, LLC, a retail consulting and advisory firm.
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R. Randall Onstead Jr., Texas Tech Foundation Director - Texas Tech University System
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R. Randall Onstead Jr. is founding principal of Lone Star Retail Partners LLC, president of Onstead Investments L.P., and managing director of Chapman Partners. He is the former chairman, president and CEO of Randalls Food Markets, Inc. with stores in Houston, Austin and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He currently serves on the boards of BI-LO, LLC , Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc., Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Tech Foundation and The Robert R. and Kay M. Onstead Foundation. Onstead has previously served on the boards of Haggen supermarkets, JP Morgan Chase of Texas, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Houston, YMCA of Houston among other civic and philanthropic boards. He has been a member of grocery industry organizations such as Food Marketing Institute and TOPCO.
Onstead graduated from Texas Tech University in 1978 with a degree in marketing and from Harvard Business School
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Garden Ridge Announces New CEO, R. Randall Onstead, Jr.Retek.com
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Garden Ridge Announces New CEO, R. Randall Onstead, Jr.
Business Wire - Thursday, October 24, 2002
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2002--Today, Garden Ridge announced that R. Randall Onstead, Jr. has agreed to join the company as its new CEO.
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Professionally, Mr. Onstead has built an impressive track record in helping companies such as ours reach the next level through a strong focus on consumer needs and product presentation, and possibly most important of all, he's a team builder who is ideally suited to work with the excellent employees and suppliers we already have in place.He has a solid vision for the future of Garden Ridge, and we are confident he will lead us in exciting new directions."
Mr. Onstead is the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Randalls Food Markets, Inc.Under his leadership, Randalls total enterprise value increased from $645 million in fiscal year 1997 to $1.84 billion in 1999.During that period, same store sales grew from a -1.32% to a +6.6%.He helped oversee the sale of Randalls to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, retaining a significant equity position.More recently, he participated in the transaction that resulted in Safeway buying all the equity of Randalls.For over a decade, he was also the company's television spokesperson.
Besides his current position as Managing Director of Chapman Partners, L.L.C., a private investment banking firm based in Chicago, Mr. Onstead also serves on the Board of Directors of JP Morgan Chase, the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and Baylor College of Medicine.In 1989, the Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of five Outstanding Young Houstonians.He was presented the Churchman of the Year Award by the Religious Heritage Society in 1992, the JINSA (Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs) Leadership Award in 1997, and an honorary doctorate degree from York Christian College in 1994.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, he earned his bachelor's degree in marketing in 1978 and attended Harvard University's Program for Management Development in 1986.Onstead has two sons, 19 and 21.He and his wife Pam are residents of Houston.
Said Mr. Onstead, "This represents the perfect opportunity for me and Garden Ridge.I think Garden Ridge has a unique niche, wonderful product lines, great people, and great stores.I love the high-energy world of retail, of responding to changing marketplace conditions and shifting consumer needs on a daily, if not hourly basis...and of building a customer-friendly corporate culture that extends throughout the company.I'm excited by this challenge, and I look forward to our future."
Garden Ridge was founded in San Antonio in 1979.Today it has 44 stores in 13 states across the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest United States.
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