Deborah Conklin

Chief Executive Officer, ReddyIce

Ms. Conklin is the Chief Executive Officer of Reddy Ice, the nation’s largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice.  Prior to Reddy Ice, she was the CEO of Pei Wei Asian Diner, and a member of the Centerbridge Partners Operating Group, joining the firm in 2013.  She served on the board of Great Wolf Lodge and worked with many portfolio companies, including Extended Stay America, PF Changs, and Craftworks among others.  Ms. Conklin also served as Senior Field Operations Advisor of TPG Capital. She has led several successful transformations at Hilex Poly, LPL Financial, Valerus Compression, Harrah’s Entertainment and Biomet – all portfolio companies of TPG’s. In addition, she held the COO role at Hilex Poly, a TPG Growth investment. 

Prior to joining TPG in 2007, Ms. Conklin was with Stanley Works and Masonite for nearly a decade, where she began with roles in Operations and concluded her time as a divisional GM. Her industry expertise has been building products and service industries. Ms. Conklin holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queens College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.