Jerry Gallagher

Jerry Gallagher

Jerry Gallagher

General Partner

FOCUS AREAS

Consumer
Retail & Restaurant

INVESTED

Chamate
Chamate
Cheddars
Cheddars
One Medical Group
One Medical Group
Potbelly Sandwich
Revolution Foods, Inc.
Baja Fresh
Baja Fresh
Caribou Coffee Company
Caribou Coffee Company
Dicks Sporting Goods
Dicks Sporting Goods
Filene's Basement Corporation
Filene's Basement Corporation
Jamba Juice
Jamba Juice
Lucy Activewear
Lucy Activewear
Office Depot
Office Depot
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
PETSMART
PETSMART
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance
Vicinity Corporation
Vicinity Corporation
Whole Food's
Whole Food's

Gerald R. Gallagher, General Partner, joined Oak in 1987 with a focus on retail and restaurant venture investing after more than 20 years of involvement in the retail industry.

Jerry has sponsored thirty-eight Oak bricks and mortar and eCommerce investments, including Baja Fresh, Chamate, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Filene’s Basement, Jamba Juice, Lucy Activewear, Office Depot, One Medical Group, PETsMART, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Revolution Foods, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance, and Whole Foods Market. He is currently a director of five privately held companies.

His career includes a Wall Street background at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was the retail industry research analyst and an Institutional Investor Magazine “All American.” Just prior to joining Oak, he was Vice Chairman of Dayton Hudson where, over a ten-year period, he served in both operating company and staff positions. Six of those Dayton Hudson years were spent in California as a member of the Mervyn’s management team that increased profits at a compound annual rate in excess of 30%.

Jerry served as an officer in the submarine service of the U.S. Navy between receiving an undergraduate engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he was the Executive Club Fellow.