Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Adam Waglay

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Butterfly Equity

Adam Waglay is a co-founder and co-CEO of Butterfly Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on investments in the food industry spanning the entire food value chain from "seed to fork" via four target verticals: agriculture & aquaculture, food & beverage products, food retail & distribution and restaurants. As an active investor in the consumer/retail space for 14 years, he serves on the board of directors of Lemonade Restaurant Group, Modern Market, The Kitchen and the Butterfly Equity Foundation. Prior to launching Butterfly in 2016, he was a senior member of KKR's Consumer and Retail Private Equity team for nine years and was actively involved in several transactions, including Dollar General, Academy Sports + Outdoors, National Vision, Lemonade and Toys "R" Us. Prior to joining KKR in 2007, Mr. Waglay worked at Goldman Sachs where he was part of the Consumer and Retail Investment Banking team. He was born and raised in Canada and graduated from McGill University.


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