David L. Lowe, Chairman & CEO
David Lowe is a founding Partner at Insignia. He brings over 28 years of investment, strategic and operational experience across the business services, consumer and healthcare sectors to Insignia’s leadership team. Prior to Insignia, David was a co-founder and Vice Chairman of Friedman Fleischer & Lowe (FFL), a successful San Francisco-based private equity firm with over $2.5 billion under management. During his 13 years at FFL, David was on the Investment Committee of FFL and served as Chairman of the Board of Guardian Home Care Holdings, Discovery Foods, Church’s Chicken, NCDR, GeoVera Insurance Group Holdings, and Advanced Career Technologies, as well as a Director at DPMS, SteelPoint Technologies, and Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY). Prior to co-founding FFL, David spent 10 years at ADAC Laboratories, a world leader in nuclear medicine instrumentation. At ADAC, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Under David’s leadership, ADAC grew market share from 12% to 53%, achieved the highest revenue per employee in its industry, and cut its product development cycle to half the time to market of its competitors. In 1996, ADAC was honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the President as the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for overall business excellence – at age 36, David was the youngest CEO of any company to win this award. Previously, he was a consultant at Bain and Company. David received a B.A., with Honors, from the University of California at Davis, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.