Metropoulos Named Executive of the Year

C. Dean Metropoulos

C. Dean Metropoulos, Chairman and CEO of C. Dean Metropoulos & Company ("CDM"), and a long-time member of Leadership 100, has been named “Executive of the Year” by the Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA) and will be honored at its 29th Anniversary Executive of the Year Award Dinner on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Union League Club of New York. CDM is a boutique acquisition and management firm with offices in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut. Metropoulos has spent the past 25 years building, restructuring and growing numerous businesses in the U.S. and Europe.  Many of these were subsequently taken public or sold to strategic corporations.  He is very well known in the private equity, investment banking, and financial community.

CDM has partnered with several high-profile private equity firms including Hicks Muse, J.P. Morgan Partners and J. W. Childs.  His firm currently has a partnership with Apollo for consumer transactions requiring over $500M in equity.  Some of the "buy-build" private equity transactions led by CDM include: Stella Foods; The Morningstar Group, Inc.; International Home Foods, Inc.; Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.; Mumm and Perrier Jouet Champagnes; Hillsdown Holdings, PLC; Pinnacle Foods Group, Inc.; National Waterworks;
Solar Marine; and Pabst Brewing Company.

Involved in more than 72 acquisitions involving over $12 billion in invested capital over the past 25 years, CDM has earned some of the most attractive returns on Wall Street.  Highly respected for his integrity and commitment, Metropoulos is a sought after partner by many of the major private equity frims.  He also sits on the boards of a number of companies in both the United States and Europe and invests in high quality real estate properties and boutique luxury hotels.

Metropoulos has been featured in numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Forbes, Fortune, Brand Week and Investor's Business Daily.

Metropoulos and his wife Marianne, also a member of Leadership 100, who is President and Principal of Aegean Entertainment, a movie production company in Beverly Hills, reside in Greenwich, CT and are the parents of two sons, Evan and Daren.

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