David T. Darragh Biography

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David T. Darragh
Operating Partner
LongueVue Capital
Managing Director
Team Gleason
New Orleans, Louisiana

Appointed: January 2019
Term expires: December 31, 2024

David T. Darragh is an operating partner for LongueVue Capital, a New Orleans-based growth equity firm focused on the lower-middle market. He served as interim president and chief executive officer of Pod Pack International, a LongueVue Capital portfolio company. Mr. Darragh is also managing director of Team Gleason, a foundation focused on equipment and technology solutions for those with ALS.

Between 2006 and 2019, Mr. Darragh served as president and chief executive officer of New Orleans-based Reily Foods Company.

Prior to Reily Foods Company, Mr. Darragh joined New Orleans-based Zatarain's Inc., a Citicorp Venture Capital portfolio company. He participated in the sale of Zatarain's to McCormick & Company in 2003 and remained as president after its sale.

From 1994 through 1998, he led the marketing and product development efforts for Denver-based Chef America Inc. and the Hot Pockets brand, which was ultimately sold to Nestle. Mr. Darragh's management career began in brand management with the Quaker Oats Company in 1988.

Mr. Darragh is a member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He also serves on the New Orleans advisory board for First Horizon National Corporation and on the board of Louisiana Pepper Exchange.

Mr. Darragh received his BA degree from Northwestern University and MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.