sweetFrog CEO Appointed a Forbes Finance Council Contributor

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Patrick Galleher, CEO of the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, featured as finance and private equity expert in regular contributed articles

Forbes Finance Council

I’m humbled and honored to join a distinguished group of like-minded business leaders participating in important dialogue on the world-renowned Forbes platform. - Patrick Galleher

Intimate knowledge of finance and continued success as a private equity executive helped Patrick Galleher, CEO of sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, and Managing Partner of Boxwood Partners, one of Richmond’s leading investment banks, earn a coveted role on the Forbes Finance Council. Galleher has spent the past five plus years growing sweetFrog into a national powerhouse, proving that he has the business and financial acumen required to be a perfect fit for the exclusive council.

“I’m humbled and honored to join a distinguished group of like-minded business leaders participating in important dialogue on the world-renowned Forbes platform,” said Galleher. “Since becoming the youngest CEO on the London Stock Exchange in 2002, I have spent the past 15 years helping dozens of companies negotiate profitable acquisitions and investments. I’ve used those experiences to lead sweetFrog to unprecedented growth – establishing the brand as a beloved household name and helping franchise owners achieve maximum profitability. I am proud my financial expertise has earned me a role on the Forbes Finance Council and I’m excited to share insights and advice.”

The Forbes Finance Council is a highly selective, quality-over-quantity organization for finance executives. The invitation-only organization provides industry thought leaders a forum to submit expert business articles and short tips related to their industries on Forbes.com.

Galleher recently published his first article titled “Private Equity Power Boost: Why Private Equity-Owned Franchises Thrive." The financial expert detailed why franchises are appealing and in-demand among private equity-owned firms. Advantages Galleher documented included being able to effectively evaluate the health of the company before the purchase and high-upside growth potential with less risk.

“In my experience, franchise systems and private-equity firms share common goals that result in powerful relationships,” says Galleher. “The trend of private-equity firms making sound investments in franchises continues to grow. I’m proud we were on the cutting edge of that trend when we invested in sweetFrog in 2012. My first article submission illustrates why those in my position should take notice of the movement and consider the benefits of such an investment.”

To view Galleher’s “Private Equity Power Boost” article, please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2017/12/28/private-equity-power-boost-why-private-equity-owned-franchises-thrive/.

For anyone interested in learning more about sweetFrog franchise opportunities, please visit https://sweetfrog.com/franchise.

About sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt:
sweetFrog is the fastest growing self-serve frozen yogurt restaurant company in the country. With a wide selection of premium frozen yogurt flavors and fresh toppings choices, sweetFrog was named Best Frozen Yogurt in the USA by The Daily Meal in 2014 and 2016. sweetFrog has 340 stores and mobile units including retail, mobile trucks and non-traditional locations (such as sporting venues) in twenty-seven states in the U.S, Dominican Republic and Egypt. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Richmond, Virginia. sweetFrog prides itself on providing a family-friendly environment where customers can enjoy soft-serve frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbets with the toppings of their choice. The company was founded on Christian principles and seeks to bring happiness and a positive attitude into the lives of the communities it calls home.


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