Traveling Again, Dad?

The author and illustrator are donating all profits
from the book to children's charities.
About Mike Lorelli
Michael K. Lorelli - CEO, NYC, Outside Director

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 (CEO, NYC, Outside Director) 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)).

He has his own coaching practice, devoted to helping managers secure Board assignments, and assisting CEO’s in transition. Lorelli holds an MBA in Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and awarded Beta Gamma Sigma distinction, after completing a Bachelors in Engineering in Industrial Engineering, also from NYU.

Mike is an active private pilot, since age 17, with a multi-engine rating, is an avid golfer, has travelled to 58 countries, and authored a NY Times best-seller children’s’ book with proceeds donated to charities.

He frequently speaks to business leaders about governance and private equity.

Lens Express
Pizza Hut
Mike and Captain Chuck Yaeger
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