Des Hague, AEGIS On Hunt For Promising Startup Investment Opportunities

Hague most recently was the former CEO and President of food, beverage and merchandise corporation, Centerplate Inc, the largest event hospitality company in North America.

Expert investor and globally recognized business executive, Des Hague, alongside AEGIS, LLC, an incubation organization aiming to connect promising ideas and know-how with investment capital and a veteran executive network to launch firms in a variety of business sectors, are actively seeking new investment opportunities. “We are truly excited about finding innovative start ups and for me personally, there is nothing better than pouring your energy into projects that do good and where you can do well at the same time,” says Hague who brings to the table over twenty-five years of success in the hospitality industry of North America and the UK.

“One of the goals of AEGIS is to provide talented entrepreneurs with a leg-up in the business sphere,” said Des Hague. “By granting valuable access to some of the most professional, proven business leaders in the world, we hope to create a new paradigm of innovation and commercialization of ideas. In applying my own experience with public and private companies and skills at navigating the U.S. private equity market, AEGIS can potentially mean the difference between a great idea coming to fruition or becoming just another forgotten dream. I’m very excited to begin hearing the great ideas from today’s budding entrepreneurs.”

Des Hague is the current co-founder of AEGIS, LLC, a Colorado based consulting and investment company focused on fueling start ups, turnarounds and running mature businesses across all business sectors. Hague most recently was the former CEO and President of food, beverage and merchandise corporation, Centerplate Inc, the largest event hospitality company in North America. Previously, Hague held positions such as Operating Partner at Kohlberg & Company LLC, President of IHOP Restaurants at Dine Equity Inc, President of Perishables of Safeway Inc, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hot Stuff Foods LLC, Vice President of Fresh Food Merchandising at 7-Eleven Inc, and Vice President of Strategic Marketing of Commercial Business Unit of Maytag Inc. Hague also held a variety of marketing and management positions at PepsiCo’s Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC restaurant divisions in Europe and at Whitbread PLC, as well as a number of board positions in the restaurant industry.

In the course of his career, Hague and companies he has led have received multiple awards in recognition of his unprecedented performance, including best product, best packaging, IT project of the year, training development program of the year, "No. 1 NFL Experience" by Stadium Journey, "Best Food and Beverage" by Convene Magazine, and "No. 1 in MLS for 'America's Best Stadium Food'" by Travel + Leisure Magazine among others.

Along with his professional projects, Des Hague contributes significant amount of time and energy to non-profit charitable work. He has helped to raise more than $100 million over the past few years for many non-profits, including the Stamford Youth Foundation, a local organization offering multiple after-school programs for young people, and The Journey Home, a Baltimore-based Foundation fighting homelessness. He views AEGIS as a perfect blending of business and philanthropic activities while also generating substantial revenue for its investors and is excited to realize more projects in the months to come.

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