Roger joined Brentwood in 2004 as an Operating Partner, having previously served as an Operating Advisor and portfolio company Director since 2002. Prior to his operating role at Brentwood, Roger was an independent Director and Chairman of Array Marketing Group, which was sold in an exit transaction in 2012. Roger is currently the Chairman of the Boards of Soft Surroundings. He also currently serves as a Director of Boston Proper and J.McLaughlin. Previously, he served as a Director and Chairman of Allen Edmonds (until its sale in December 2016), Filson Holdings and Marshall Retail Group, Paper Source and Sundance Holding Company. Roger focuses on management, operations, and strategy in helping new deal teams evaluate investments in retail, branded consumer products, direct marketing and restaurants.
Prior to joining Brentwood, Roger was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Montgomery Ward. He was recruited from Toys R Us, where he was President of the U.S. Toy Stores and Executive Vice President of the Toys R Us Corporation, having joined Toys R Us in 1989 as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to Toys R Us, Roger spent nine years with Target, where he held several different senior management positions, including Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager from 1985 through 1988. Roger began his retail career in 1970 and spent 10 years with R. H. Macy & Co. and Federated Department Stores. Roger attended Adrian College and The University of Toledo and later completed The Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School.