Gerardo Lopez is currently Operating Partner and Head of Operating Group at Softbank Group, a multinational holding conglomerate.
Prior to his role at Softbank Group, Mr. Lopez was Operating Partner at High Bluff Capital, a private investment firm focused on consumer facing companies. Prior to High Bluff Capital, Mr. Lopez was the president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc., the largest integrated owner and operator of company-branded hotels in North America. Before joining Extended Stay America, Mr. Lopez was the president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., an entertainment and theatrical exhibition company.
Mr. Lopez has also held positions of increasing responsibility at a variety leading consumer companies including Starbucks, a roaster, restaurant and retailer of specialty coffee products, Handleman Entertainment Resources, a former music distribution company, International Home Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of food products, the Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola divisions of PepsiCo, Inc., a manufacturer of food and beverage products and The Procter & Gamble Company, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer goods.
Mr. Lopez serves as member of the Board of Directors of CBRE Group, Inc., a real estate services and investment firm, and Realty Income Corp., a real estate investment trust.