• Allan Hubbard,

    Chairman ׀ Partner

    In 1977, Al Hubbard co-founded E&A Industries. Along with searching for new acquisition opportunities, Al is instrumental in the oversight of E&A’s current portfolio holdings.

    In addition to his work at E&A Industries, Al served in the White House under two different administrations. During the George H.W. Bush administration, Al was Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and Executive Director of the President’s Council on Competitiveness. More recently for President George W. Bush, Al was Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. Currently, Al serves on the Board of Directors of the Simon Property Group, The Heritage Group, the Lumina Foundation, and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

    Al earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and his B.A., cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

  • Devin Anderson,

    Chief Executive Officer ׀ President ׀ Partner

    Devin Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer / President of E&A companies. Devin oversees E&A’s portfolio companies and leads the acquisition team.

    In 1997, Devin led the acquisition and operations of Gilchrist & Soames, a purveyor of fine English toiletries in the North American independent luxury hotel market. Under his leadership, the company grew from a regional company with 10 employees and $6 million in revenue to a global company with 120 employees and $45 million in revenue. E&A sold Gilchrist & Soames in October 2007 to Swander Pace Capital in San Francisco. More recently, Devin was the President / CEO of Udi’s Healthy Foods, the leading U.S. manufacturer of gluten free baked goods.  Devin guided Udi’s from $6 million in revenue in 2010 to a run rate in excess of $100 million in revenue by June 2012.  E&A sold Udi’s to Boulder Brands in July of 2012.

    Prior to joining E&A companies in 1997, Devin served in a number of political and governmental leadership positions in the Republican Party including Chief of Staff to Indiana Congressman David McIntosh and U.S. Senator Dan Coats.

    Devin received a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin College. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a Trustee of Franklin College and is active in several not-for-profit organizations.

  • Jason Kashman,

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jason joined E&A in 2008 and is the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Jason provides financial oversight for all of E&A’s portfolio companies. In addition, Jason provides overall leadership concerning new acquisitions, capital investments, and resource allocation.

    Prior to joining E&A, Jason held positions in various aspects of corporate finance. Jason’s work focused on technical financial analysis and M&A for both a NYSE listed firm and a large private equity group.  In 2008, Jason was hired as E&A’s Director of Business Development. He was charged with leading the search for acquisition candidates.

    In 2009, Jason identified Udi’s Healthy Foods as a potential acquisition target and led the due diligence effort. As a result, E&A Industries acquired Udi’s in early 2010. After the acquisition, Jason was deployed to Denver to assist with managing the company. During his time with Udi’s, Jason held two executive positions, Corporate Controller and Chief Operating Officer, as well as being involved in a number of other financial and technical aspects of the business. Jason was instrumental in the success of Udi’s and eventual divestiture to Boulder Brands in July of 2012. After the divestiture of Udi’s, Jason returned to E&A as its Chief Financial Officer.

    Jason earned both his B.S. and MBA in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

  • Robert Fuller,

    Vice President of Operations

    Bob Fuller joined the U.S. Navy after high school where he trained as a Marine Mechanic.  While in the Navy, Bob completed Nuclear Power School.  For most of his career, he served as a Water Chemistry Technician managing the reactor coolant and radiation monitoring systems aboard the USS Long Beach, CGN9.

    After his time in the Navy, Bob joined E&A in 1978 as a Warehouse Technician with Car Brite.  Demonstrating an exceedingly high aptitude for operations and general management, Bob quickly rose through the E&A ranks to Vice President of Operations.  Over the past 35 years, Bob has developed, overseen, and improved most of E&A companies’ operations.  Currently, Bob is improving Lyssé’s operational effectiveness as well as assisting with transitioning new acquisitions into the E&A family.  In addition, he plays a key role in the due diligence process.

     

  • Joe Kitson,

    Director of Human Resources

    Joe Kitson is the Director of Human Resources for E&A. Joe provides overall human capital leadership to E&A and its portfolio companies. Prior to joining E&A, Joe held a number of HR roles with high growth companies where he was responsible for human resources strategy and aligning talent functions with business objectives. Most recently, Joe worked for Advance Auto Parts where he drove change management and other M&A integration work following the $2 billion acquisition of General Parts International in 2013, which made the combined companies the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America.

    Joe holds his Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan, summa cum laude, his Master’s of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois, and a number of professional HR certifications including his SPHR and HCS.

  • Bill Welch,

    Director of Business Development

    Bill joined E&A in March 2017 and is the company’s Director of Business Development.  In this role, Bill actively seeks new opportunities both as new platform companies and add-ons to current portfolio holdings.  He also provides due diligence and support to the acquisition team.

    Prior to joining E&A, Bill held senior operational roles for start-ups in the fast-casual restaurants and retail clothing industries.  He began his career in valuation and risk advisory with Ernst & Young, LLP.

    Bill earned his B.A., cum laude, in Economics from the College of William & Mary.

    Email: bwelch@ea-companies.com

  • Everett Schau,

    Business Development Analyst

    Everett joined the E&A team in June of 2017 as a Business Development Analyst. Everett sources potential acquisitions by reviewing online marketplaces of businesses for-sale and sustaining E&A’s network of business brokers and investment bankers.

    Everett graduated from DePauw University in May of 2017 with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.

    Email: eschau@ea-companies.com