Leadership Team

“Because we believe in and love what we do, we are naturally inspired to serve others and help build great companies.”

– Amin Maredia and Jake Capps, Managing Partners

 

Meaningful Partners is driven by a shared passion and deep sense of responsibility to its Expert Community, management teams and investor partners that fuels the Team’s work ethic, radical transparency and performance.

Leadership Team

Jake Capps

Jake Capps

Managing Partner

Jake Capps has been a private equity investor for two decades primarily within the branded consumer sector. Jake founded Meaningful Partners to serve others and empower growth in l...Read More

Jake Capps

Jake Capps

Managing Partner

Jake Capps has been a private equity investor for two decades primarily within the branded consumer sector. Jake founded Meaningful Partners to serve others and empower growth in leaders defining the next generation with a commitment to positive purpose.  Prior to starting Meaningful Partners, Jake worked at Lion Capital from 2007 to 2016, where he was a Partner at the firm which managed and deployed over $4 billion of equity capital exclusively within the consumer sector. During his tenure at Lion, Jake set up and helped lead the North American operations and was the lead investor / Board member for various companies. Prior to Lion, Jake was a Principal with Crestview Partners, a $1.5 billion private equity fund where he was an active investor and board member across a variety of businesses. Prior to Crestview, Jake worked for Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst where he worked on a multitude of deals including the public to private buyout of Premier Foods, one of the large food conglomerates in the UK/Europe. Prior to Hicks, Muse, Jake began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an investment banker based in New York. Jake is originally from Texas but now resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife and three children. Jake holds a BA from Dartmouth College where he was co-captain of the Men's basketball team and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Amin Maredia

Amin Maredia

Managing Partner

By emphasizing purpose, customer and team, Amin has a demonstrated track record in working with growth stage, private-equity backed and global Fortune 100 companies over two decade...Read More

Amin Maredia

Amin Maredia

Managing Partner

By emphasizing purpose, customer and team, Amin has a demonstrated track record in working with growth stage, private-equity backed and global Fortune 100 companies over two decades. Prior to joining Meaningful Partners, Amin served as CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM), one of the largest healthy grocers in the United States. Over seven years, Amin helped lead the company from a $600mm to $5+ billion in sales, 4,000 to 30,000 employees and helped take the company public in 2013; yielding significant returns to its private equity shareholders over a four year period. Prior to joining Sprouts, Amin served in key global strategic roles at Burger King Corporation including leading strategy, global business development and finance. During his tenure, Amin supported mature markets, including U.S. and Europe, as well as growth in Asia and Latin American countries including entry into China, Brazil, Russia and India.  Amin helped the company go public in 2006, which yielded significant returns to its private equity shareholders. With the belief that serving those less fortunate is not an opportunity but a responsibility, Amin has been involved in global service work for over two decades around health, education and economic development in Sub-Sahara Africa, former Soviet Union countries, India and the United States. Amin attended the Harvard Business School Management Program and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. Amin and his wife Zahara have two college-attending children.