• 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.

  • Pat McDonald,

    Chief Financial Officer

    Pat joined E&A in February 2019 and is the Company’s CFO.  He provides financial oversight to all of E&A’s portfolio companies.  In addition, Pat provides overall leadership concerning new acquisitions, capital investments, and resource allocation.

    Prior to joining E&A, Pat held various positions in both public and private companies.  Most recently, Pat served as CFO for iSalus Healthcare, a growing healthcare technology business.  While at iSalus, he helped accelerate the company’s growth, increasing top line revenue by more than 100%.  In December 2018, Pat facilitated the successful sale of iSalus to a private equity backed technology platform company.  Prior to iSalus, Pat held various positions at Defender Security Company and Katz, Sapper and Miller.  He has worked in a wide array of industries and has more than 10 years of experience providing financial leadership to small to mid-size businesses.

    Pat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University (Indianapolis).  He is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana.  Pat currently serves as the Chairman of Board for School on Wheels, a local non-profit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness through education.

  • 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.

     

  • Matt Eggleston,

    Digital Lead

    Matt joined E&A in February 2017 and is the Company’s Digital Lead. His principal responsibilities revolve around assisting E&A’s portfolio companies with their digital architecture.

    Prior to joining E&A, Matt held leadership positions in the software and analytics space, with specific focus in digital advertising, IoT and big data. Most recently, Matt served as the Global Digital Solutions Data & Analytics Lead for Roche Diabetes Care. Prior to Roche, Matt was the Director of Digital Analytics at DeveloperTown, a software consulting firm which focuses on helping established companies drive growth through digital innovation.

    Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Butler University.

  • 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

  • Osman Chowdhry,

    Osman joined the E&A team in May of 2019 as a Business Development Analyst. Osman sources potential acquisitions by reviewing online marketplaces of businesses for-sale and sustaining E&A’s network of business brokers and investment bankers.

    Osman received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. Osman studied at Northumbria University in the U.K. where he received a Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Science. He recently completed his MBA at Butler University.