Mr. Gala is the Founder and Managing Partner of Gala Capital Partners, LLC, a diversified investment and holding company with interests in chain restaurants, software & technology, real estate development, franchising and public equities investment. He has spent the past 35 years in various executive capacities within the Software, Real Estate & Restaurant Industries.
Restaurant investments have included the development and management of nationally recognized chain restaurants, both franchised and proprietary, throughout the United States. Current portfolio brands under ownership and operation include Fresh Griller, Famous Dave’s BBQ and Mooyah Burger.
Mr. Gala graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He currently serves on the Board of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE), is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), UCI CEO Roundtable and a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), serving as past Chairman of the YPO Food & Beverage Industry Network and YPO Franchise Industry Network.
He is directly involved in numerous charitable causes and has served as a Director of the Gala Foundation since 2000.