Our Team

“We’d rather be the best than the biggest” — Alan B. Offenberg, Partner & CEO CODI

Leadership

    Alan B. Offenberg, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, CODI

    Alan B. Offenberg, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, CODI

    As one of the founding partners of The Compass Group in 1998, Mr. Offenberg is charged with guiding the company’s strategic growth. Together with Mr. Sabo, he has helped create a unique corporate culture of open communication where authenticity, creativity, and hard work are valued and rewarded. His disciplined approach to a growth mandate is complimented by a calm diplomatic, and fair manner in which he conducts business.

    Currently, Mr. Offenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) and a member of its board of directors. He is also a director and the Chairman of CEI Holding Corporation, doing business as Clean Earth.  Mr. Offenberg also serves as a director for a number of other companies, including Advanced Circuits, Inc., Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation, The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc., Liberty Safe & Security Products, Inc., and Sterno Products, LLC. Prior to founding The Compass Group Mr. Offenberg was with Trigen Energy, Creditanstalt Bankverein and GE Capital. He is a graduate of Tulane University and the Northeastern University Graduate School of Business.

    Elias J. Sabo, Partner

    Elias J. Sabo, Partner

    Mr. Sabo joined The Compass Group in 1998 as one of the founding partners. He is a member of the Investment Committee and, alongside Mr. Offenberg, he plays a critical role in directing the company’s strategy. In addition, he is responsible for all of the business of the company’s West Coast office, as well as the Alternative Investment Vehicles. Mr. Sabo has helped create a collegial work environment that bridges the geographic distance with clearly defined, achievable expectations tempered by responsibility and trust.

    Mr. Sabo will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (NYSE: CODI) on May 3, 2018, upon the retirement of Mr. Offenberg, and will be appointed as a director as of that same date. Mr. Sabo currently serves as a director for a number of CODI’s current subsidiaries, including 5.11, Inc., doing business as 5.11 Tactical, Advanced Circuits, Inc., Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation, and Fresh Hemp Foods, Ltd. (doing business as Manitoba Harvest). He previously served as the Chairman of Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF), a former CODI subsidiary. Prior to The Compass Group, Mr. Sabo was with CIBC Oppenheimer, Boundary Partners and Colony Capital. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Ryan J. Faulkingham, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, CODI

    Ryan J. Faulkingham, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, CODI

    Mr. Faulkingham joined The Compass Group in 2008. Currently, he is the Chief Financial Officer and Co-Compliance Officer of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) as well as an observer to all of its subsidiary boards of directors. Mr. Faulkingham is responsible for the company’s financial controls, accounting and reporting, as well as risk assessment on a public company level.  In addition, he manages the relationship with CODI’s banking partners under its credit facility.  Further, he enjoys his role as the company’s Investor Relations spokesperson because it is a privilege to share a success story when you believe in the value creation CODI provides its shareholders. Previously, Mr. Faulkingham was with Merrill Lynch; WebMD Corporation and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Faulkingham is a graduate of Lehigh University and Fordham University.