Damola Adamolekun

Operating Partner

Damola Adamolekun is an Operating Partner at Garnett Station Partners and the former Chief Executive Officer of the global restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s, where he led the company in strategic initiatives ensuring the continued growth and success of one of the most important hospitality brands in the world.

Mr. Adamolekun also previously served as a Partner at Paulson & Co., a New York based investment firm, and the principal owner of P.F. Chang’s, where he played a vital role in the sourcing and subsequent management of several of the firm’s largest investments.

Previously, Mr. Adamolekun has worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs and as a Private Equity Associate at TPG Capital. Mr. Adamolekun previously served on the boards of P.F. Chang’s, Inday, the National Restaurant Association, and International Tower Hill Mines (NYSE: THM), and was a Board Observer for Bausch Health Companies (NYSE: BHC).

In 2021, Mr. Adamolekun was recognized with three GLOBEE Leadership Gold awards for CEO of the Year: Food and Beverage, CEO of the Year: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, Leisure, and Top CEO of the Year: The Rising Star, as well as a GLOBEE Leadership Silver award for CEO Achievers: Transformational Leader of the Year, while in 2022 he was named in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Power List among the most innovative and inspiring leaders in the restaurant industry.

Mr. Adamolekun received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Brown University, where he was a member of the Ivy League champion Brown Football team and served as President of the Brown Investment Group, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he served as Portfolio Manager for the HBS Investment Club.