Mr. Pritchett is Managing Director and a Senior Operating Executive for Cerberus Operations, the Firm’s industry-leading operations platform. He assists in leading the platform’s operating executives and functional experts to integrate operating expertise within the Firm’s portfolio companies and investment strategies. He is also the Lead Operating Partner for several of Cerberus’ investment platforms, including Global Real Estate, Global Residential Opportunities and Global Corporate Credit, working closely with the Firm’s investment professionals on new opportunities and overseeing numerous Cerberus’ portfolio companies. In his role, Mr. Pritchett is responsible for resource deployment, growth and value creation across the businesses and a selection of portfolio company Boards and leadership teams.
Mr. Pritchett brings 25 years of general management, finance and operations experience at both public and private companies across a variety of industries. Most recently, he spent over a year as acting Chief Executive Officer of FirstKey Homes, LLC, a Cerberus portfolio company, where he was responsible for transforming the business, driving scalable growth, and developing a best in class leadership team. Mr. Pritchett continues to work closely with FirstKey Homes by serving on the Board of Directors in addition to being a Member of the Executive Committee of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Previously, Mr. Pritchett served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for TransCentra, a former Cerberus portfolio company, where he led the sale of TransCentra to SouceHOV, LLC. He is the founder and former leader of the Global Finance Practice for Cerberus Operations and served as interim Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Remington Outdoors Company, a former Cerberus portfolio company. He also led the operating diligence and synergy plan for the Albertsons and Safeway merger, a Cerberus portfolio company.
In addition to his expansive work with Cerberus, Mr. Pritchett sits on the Board and is Chairman of the Audit Committee for Champion One, LLC, where he was once Chief Operating Officer. He served as Managing Partner at MLV Management, providing Board, executive leadership and advisory services to lead transformations, accelerate growth and maximize value for investment management firms. He was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Head of Operations at InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK). He held leadership positions at Vertis Communications, including Senior Vice President and interim Chief Financial Officer and led the team responsible for the sale of Vertis to Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD). He also held a variety of senior roles at General Motors and Delphi Automotive.
Mr. Pritchett graduated from Walsh College and received his M.B.A. from Purdue University.