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Lee Hess

Lee has been Chairman of Cairngorm Capital since 2014. Lee was the co-founder and Chairman (1993-2016) of INSTALLS Inc, the preeminent North American provider of installed home services, serving some of the largest retailers in the USA. INSTALLS’ clients included Costco, Best Buy, Walmart and Dell.

Previously, Lee was Senior Vice President of Wendy’s International directing the growth of their North American stores and responsible for real estate, franchising, corporate finance and the operation of 800 restaurants. Earlier he was a partner in one of the largest McDonald’s franchises in the United States. Lee is on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Tech Angel Funds.

MBA Harvard Business School, MA Stanford University and BA University of Michigan

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