Christopher B. Hetrick
Mr. Hetrick is the Director of Research at Engaged Capital. His responsibilities include managing the research process from idea generation, through to portfolio company communication, as well as developing and overseeing the analyst team.
Prior to joining Engaged Capital, Mr. Hetrick spent over ten years with Relational Investors, a $6 Billion activist equity fund, which he joined following completion of his undergraduate studies. Mr. Hetrick began his career with Relational as an associate analyst, when the firm had roughly $800 million in assets under management. He eventually became the firm’s senior consumer analyst, overseeing over $1 Billion in consumer sector investments. Prior to his work heading up the consumer research team, Mr. Hetrick was a generalist covering major investments in the technology, financial, automotive, and food sectors.
Mr. Hetrick is a member of the Board of Directors of Rent-A-Center, Inc., a NASDAQ listed furniture and electronic rent-to-own company.
Mr. Hetrick graduated Summa Cum Laude, with degrees in Economics and Finance from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. He is also a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst).