Mats Lederhausen

Operating Partner

Mats Lederhausen was a founding General Partner of Cue Ball and now serves as an Operating Partner. He is also the founder of his own private holding company, BeCause, a pioneer in
purpose-driven investing. Mats has been instrumentally involved with Cue Ball since our inception and focuses on our portfolio’s consumer and lifestyle brands. Previously, he led McDonald’s Ventures where he oversaw ground-breaking investments in concepts including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Redbox DVD (which he co-founded), and Pret A Manger. As Chairman of Chipotle from 2003-2006, he led what became one of the most successful restaurant IPOs in history. More recently, he co-founded and serves as chairman of Roti Mediterranean Grill.

Mats started his career at the Boston Consulting Group before becoming an owner-operator of more than 170 McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden. In 1999 he was asked to serve as Global Head of Strategy at McDonald’s where he co-architected the corporation’s turnaround. Mats is a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and served for nearly a decade as Chairman of the non-profit Business for Social Responsibility. He also serves on the global board of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mats holds a Master’s degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.