Riata Capital Group, LLC, a leading Dallas-based private investment firm, announced today that it has partnered with Alan Shor to invest in high-growth, specialty retail and multi-channel consumer companies.
Mr. Shor is Co-Founder and President of The Retail Connection, a real estate advisory, management, and investment firm that represents over 275 retail and restaurant chains.
Mr. Shor brings more than 25 years of operating and real estate experience, knowledge and relationships in consumer and specialty retail businesses. Prior to co-founding The Retail Connection, Mr. Shor served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Zale Corporation, North America’s largest specialty retailer of fine jewelry with 2,300 retail locations, and guided its successful turnaround in the early 1990’s. Mr. Shor has been involved with several of the Riata principals’ past investments, including Teavana and European Wax Center.
Riata Managing Partner Barron Fletcher said: “Alan is a trusted partner who brings invaluable perspective and very strong operating capabilities to consumer-facing retail and service platforms. We have made multiple successful investments with Alan in the past, and we look forward to replicating that success again.”
Riata Managing Partner Jeff Fronterhouse said, “Alan’s extensive real estate, retail and operating experience will be a great asset to our consumer investment activities. His deep connections in consumer and retail circles will enhance our ability to find attractive investment opportunities.”