Bill Barnum joined Brentwood in 1984 and co-founded the firm’s private equity effort. Presently, Bill serves as a Director of Afterburn Holdings, Blaze Pizza, Chicken Salad Chick, Excelligence Learning Corp., Lazy Dog Restaurants, MD Now, The Teaching Company and Veggie Grill.
He also serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, The Dean’s Advisory Council of Stanford Law School, and The Board of Trustees of the Harvard-Westlake School. Previously, Bill served as a director of Ariat International, Filson Holdings, K-Mac Holdings, ThreeSixty Group, Zoës Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) and Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ). He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 2005 to 2010.
Prior to joining Brentwood, Bill worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. in the investment banking division. He is a graduate of Stanford University, Stanford Law School, and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Bill was both an Arjay Miller Scholar and a member of the Order of the Coif.