Encore Consumer Capital has hired Meredith Schwarz as its newest Vice President. Ms. Schwarz will be responsible for originating and executing new transactions and she will also be active in portfolio company oversight.
Before joining Encore, Ms. Schwarz worked in mergers and acquisitions and new business development at General Mills. At General Mills she started the company’s corporate venture fund and led investments in emerging packaged food brands. Ms. Schwarz began her career in the investment banking division of JPMorgan. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English and Economics.
“Meredith’s experiences at General Mills and JPMorgan will bring a unique perspective on investing in the consumer sector to Encore and we are thrilled that she chose to join our firm,” said Scott Sellers, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Encore Consumer Capital.
Encore Consumer Capital invests exclusively in consumer products companies that have revenues between $10 million and $100 million and where it can utilize its own consumer experience and the expertise of its operating partners at Encore Associates, a strategic advisory firm to the consumer products industry. The firm has raised nearly $600 million in equity capital and invested in 23 platform companies. Encore was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco (www.encoreconsumercapital.com).
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