Friendly's Owner JAMCO Interests Appoints Sherif Mityas as Operating Partner

JAMCO Interests

Sherif Mityas

JAMCO Interests LLC (JAMCO) announced today the appointment of highly experienced restaurant and retail executive, Sherif Mityas, as its operating partner.  Mityas joins JAMCO in an advisory role to support the group in the areas of strategic positioning, growth, M&A, and as a strategic resource for the management teams of the current portfolio companies including BRIX Holdings, LLC and Amici Partners Group, LLC. 

Prior to this role, Mityas has held various executive positions in consulting and the retail-restaurant industry sectors most notably as the chief experience officer for TGI Fridays and as the chief executive officer for Hollywood Video/Movie Gallery. Mityas holds numerous academic degrees, including a BS in aerospace engineering from Boston University, a MS in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

John Antioco, founder, chairman and managing member of JAMCO said, “We are thrilled to welcome Sherif to JAMCO as we continue to add scale to our growing platforms, expand our talented team, and identify additional attractive investment opportunities for the group. Sherif brings deep strategic experience and operational expertise to our consumer-facing portfolio including his knowledge and connections in the global ghost kitchen and virtual brand space, which will be a growing and important part of our portfolio moving forward.  I know he shares our passion for building successful, durable brands and businesses. We look forward to his contributions to JAMCO and are confident he will meaningfully enhance our capabilities and those of the companies in which we invest.”

"JAMCO has proven to be a growing and successful investment group in the restaurant space,” says Sherif Mityas. "I'm honored to join this impressive group to help continue their momentum and growth, via building existing portfolio brands and supporting the acquisition of additional world-class organizations moving forward.” 

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