Greg Vasey, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Greg Vasey provides Hyde Park with industry experience and an impressive track record in restaurant franchise investing across the Five Guys and Dunkin' Donuts franchises. He purchased Five Guys development rights in 2008 for a suburban Boston territory, and has since built a restaurant group with returns well above the corporate average. Greg was asked to join Five Guys Franchisee Council in 2012, and was elected Vice Chairman in 2014. Prior to co-founding Hyde Park Ventures, Greg worked on UN policy at the US Department of State and received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and BA from Hamilton College.
Jody Goehring, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Jody Goehring brings a wealth of operating, development and M&A experience to Hyde Park. Most recently, Jody served as Vice President and Head of Corporate and Business Development at digital promotions giant RetailMeNot, Inc. Previously, Jody was an Associate Director in the Technology, Media, Telecom investment banking group at UBS Investment Bank in New York where he advised on a number of M&A and financing transactions. He also gained management consulting experience at Booz Allen Hamilton. He received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christoper Picard, Director of Operations
Christopher Picard leads operations for Hyde Park, and is an accomplished multi-unit restaurant operations director with more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry with the last 17 being in a multi-unit director role. In 2015, he was named the #1 District Manager at Five Guys corporate nationally. He is proficient in all areas related to restaurant operations ranging from teaching and learning, long term planning, team building, recruiting, new restaurant openings, executing company standards and fiscal responsibility. Chris has worked for a wide array of disciplines within the restaurant industry from casual dining, quick service, and café/bakeries with both company operations and franchise operations experience. Companies include Uno Chicago Grill, 99 Restaurants, Papa Ginos/D’Angelos, Au Bon Pain, Buffalo Wild Wings and Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Mike Hoffman, Director of Finance
Mike Hoffman comes to Hyde Park from MDC Management Company, a 21-unit Boston McDonalds Franchisee Group, where he was the Manager of Accounting and Human Resources. He is responsible for execution of accounts payable/receivable, daily deposits and cash reconciliation, and P&L and balance sheet management. He is the main liaison between Hyde Park’s accountants, and outsourced Human Resources group, Payright Solutions. Mike has over 10 years of finance and accounting experience, with specific expertise in the fast food restaurant space. He attended Fitchburg State University.
Natasha Lopez, Office Manager
Natasha Lopez runs the backoffice at Hyde Park. With 15 years of back office experience in a variety of industries, Natasha brings consistency to bill pay and data entry critical in day to day operations of the portfolio.