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Gerardo I. Lopez

Gerardo I. Lopez

Retired Executive in Residence, Softbank Investment Advisors

Gerardo Lopez retired in October 2022 as Executive in Residence and previously served as Operating Partner and Head of the Operating Group at Softbank Investment Advisers, a subsidiary of Softbank Group. Prior to his role at Softbank, 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 also has 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.