Riz joined AEA in 2019 as Operating Partner and Chief Talent Officer. He is primarily focused on working with portfolio companies to assess, acquire, organize, retain and develop talent. He also facilitates sharing of human resources best practices across the AEA portfolio. Riz currently serves on the boards of BMS Enterprises and Jack’s Family Restaurants.
Prior to joining AEA, Riz served as chief human resources officer for BNSF Railway, where he was responsible for human resources, leadership and organizational development; medical and environmental health; and diversity & inclusion. Prior to BNSF, Riz served as executive vice president, human resources and administration, at Energy Future Holdings Corp. (formerly TXU Corp.). Before TXU, he served as vice president, human resources and corporate relations, for Kennametal, Inc., a global industrial manufacturing corporation in Pennsylvania. Riz has also served in executive-level human resources positions at Aetna Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut, and at Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Earlier in his career, Riz was with PepsiCo Foods International and with the Hay Group. Riz began his career as an engineer working for Schlumberger in offshore oil drilling.
Riz is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Health Transformation Alliance, an organization representing 50 major employers with approximately seven million members, focused on improving the cost and quality of health care.
Haroon joined AEA in 2014 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrial Products and Services sectors.
Prior to joining AEA, Haroon worked in the investment banking group at Morgan Stanley in New York, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and financings for power & utility companies.
Alex joined AEA in 2004. After three years with the firm, he pursued other entrepreneurial focused initiatives before returning to AEA in 2009. He became a Partner in 2018. Alex focuses on AEA’s investments in the Consumer / Retail sector and currently serves on the boards of 1-800 Contacts, 24 Hour Fitness, BMS Enterprises, Jack’s Family Restaurants, Melissa & Doug and ThreeSixty.
Prior to joining AEA, Alex was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co. in San Francisco. Prior to Bain, he spent a year as a consultant to DataCom, Mongolia’s first internet service provider, as a Henry Luce Scholar.
Alex was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Tommy joined AEA in 2008 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrial Products and Services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of BMS Enterprises and Numotion.
Prior to joining AEA, Tommy was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in Atlanta.
Louie joined AEA in 1998 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2010. He focuses on AEA’s investments in the services and value-added industrials sector. He currently serves on the board of BMS Enterprises, Numotion, SitelogIQ, Springs Window Fashions and Visual Comfort & Co. He also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies GMS, Henry, RelaDyne and SRS Roofing Supply.
Prior to joining AEA, Louie was in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.