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 Wendyâ€™s and 121 Chiliâ€™s (ERJ Inc.) and is No. 3 on the Restaurant Finance Monitorâ€™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.