Ulysses L. Bridgeman

Born: September 17, 1953, East Chicago, Indiana;

Company: Bridgeman Foods Inc., Manna Inc., ERJ Inc., B F Ft Myers Inc.;

Position: CEO, President;

Industry: Restaurants & Cafes;

Country: United States

Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr. is founder & CEO of Bridgeman Foods Inc., since May 1988. He is also the owner and president of Manna Inc., and oversees the administration and operation of 162 Wendy’s and 121 Chili’s (ERJ Inc.) and is No. 3 on the Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Top 200 franchisee-owned companies, with $507 million in revenue.  Bridgeman is also the President of B F Ft Myers Inc. 

Mr. Bridgeman had a solid 12-year (1975 to 1987) NBA career, spent mostly with the Bucks, scoring 11,517 total career points. Although he was a sixth man for most of his career, he averaged double figures in scoring for nine consecutive seasons.

Mr. Bridgeman has been a Director of Fifth Third Bancorp., since July 30, 2007. He serves as a Director of Fifth Third Bank (Louisville). He has been an Independent Director of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. since June 2004. 

Mr. Bridgeman earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville.

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