About Ted Rollins
Ted W. Rollins is a seasoned real estate entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in real estate investment banking, development, structured finance, start-up businesses and construction.
Rollins currently serves as the Founding Partner and Executive Chairman of Valeo Groupe, a multinational, niche-focused, vertically integrated housing company with interests in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the United States.
Prior to founding Valeo Groupe in 2014, Ted co-founded Campus Crest Communities (NYSE: CCG) where he served as Chairman and CEO before leaving to manage his private investments in his family holding company, TXG Capital.
Rollins grew Campus Crest from a start-up to the second largest student housing platform in the world, with over 46,000 beds in the US and Canada in over 70 markets and total assets in both JV and Wholly-owned properties in excess of $2.3b USD with consolidated Net Operating Income of $101mm and EBITDA of approximately $91.1mm in 10 years.
Rollins started his career as an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York in corporate finance with a focus on real estate finance. He is a board member of the regional board of the Environmental Defense Fund and a board member of the Center for Living Environments and Regeneration (CLEAR). Additionally, he served as lead director and Chairman of the Governance Committee for Fortegra Financial, a public specialty insurance company traded on the NYSE.
Rollins received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Magna Cum Laude from The Citadel.
His family of entrepreneurs have founded nine NYSE companies, including Rollins Inc., Rollins Truck Leasing, Matlack, Rollins Environmental Services, Dover Entertainment, Dover Motorsports, RPC Energy Services and Marine Products.
Rollins is active in many philanthropic endeavors with a focus on education and the environment. He is an active member of the Horatio Alger Association as a Friend of Distinction (a high-level contributor). The Association is one of the largest, privately-funded scholarship programs for college students who have been successful in the face of adversity.
In addition, Rollins founded Holiday Angel, a program that distributes bikes and turkeys in poverty-stricken areas at Thanksgiving and Christmas around the US. He is a supporter of Cristo Rey schools—which helps inner city youth by providing a holistic high school education in academics while giving them the opportunity to have work experiences with partner companies.
He follows three simple rules in all he does: Work Hard, Have Fun and Help Others. His beliefs are rooted in Conscious Capitalism--creating work environments that team members can excel in while balancing economics, environmental stewardship and social stewardship. He is an avid chef, pilot, sailor and musician.
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