Our Team

Leadership

    Elias J. Sabo, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, CODI

    Elias J. Sabo, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, CODI

    As one of the founding partners of The Compass Group in 1998, Mr. Sabo is charged with guiding the company’s strategic growth. He is a member of the Investment Committee and plays a critical role in identifying and evaluating transaction opportunities applying the investment principles established by the company. Currently, Mr. Sabo is the Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (NYSE: CODI) and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Sabo directs the financing activities of the company. Mr. Sabo also serves as a director for several of CODI’s current subsidiaries, including 5.11, Inc., doing business as 5.11 Tactical, Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation, Fresh Hemp Foods, Ltd., doing business as Manitoba Harvest, and Advanced Circuits, Inc., for which he also serves as Chairman of the Board. 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. He is a member of the Investment Committee and, alongside Mr. Sabo, is responsible for evaluating and assessing transaction opportunities. He is also the Chief Financial Officer and Co-Compliance Officer of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI), and 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 relationships with CODI’s capital markets partners. Mr. Faulkingham 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. Mr. Faulkingham currently serves as a director for CEI Holding Corporation, doing business as Clean Earth, and Crosman Corporation, both CODI subsidiaries.  Previously, Mr. Faulkingham was with Merrill Lynch; WebMD Corporation and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Faulkingham is a graduate of Lehigh University and Fordham University.