J.B. Hewetson - Principal

J.B.’s background encompasses a decade of M&A and private equity experience, as well as five years of restaurant development and franchise operations leadership. J.B. has structured and completed dozens of transactions in the middle and lower middle market, across a wide variety of industries with an emphasis on the consumer and retail industries.

Prior to The Cypress Group, J.B. was the Vice President of Franchise Development & Operations at Noodles & Company.  In his role at Noodles & Company, J.B. built and led a franchise business segment to achieve industry-leading growth and operational performance, while also assisting the company in its IPO.

Prior to living in the Denver market, J.B. was an Associate at Heritage Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $2.0 billion in capital under management. Prior to Heritage Partners, J.B. was an analyst with CIBC World Markets in their Leverage Finance and Financial Sponsors Coverage Group. In these advisory and investment roles, J.B. worked to arrange or invest nearly $1.5 billion in debt and equity financing for public and private companies.

J.B. earned Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Finance and Economics from Tulane University.

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