Michael Lorelli is a CEO/ Interim CEO, and Board Director who is known for his ability to rapidly reshape the growth trajectories of companies, in all stages of growth. He gained valuable CEO acumen at Pepsi, where he is credited with putting the company in both the water, and isotonic beverage markets. He served as a PepsiCo president twice, first in the beverage sector, and later as CEO of Pizza Hut’s international division where he expanded their footprint from 68 to 92 countries.
Since then, Mike has led, as CEO, 6 private equity portfolio companies, for Audax (#1 today), Rutledge Capital, and Pouschine Cook Capital Management, and also served for six years as an Operating Partner at Falconhead Capital, overseeing their restaurant, consumer, and franchising sectors. Most recently as Interim CEO for Accent Foods, where he increased the EBITDA run-rate by 54%. This was his 4th Interim CEO engagement.
Mike served on three and 7 private Boards. He is an active member and Masters Level certified at both The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), The American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD), and Private Directors Association (PDA)).