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Encore Consumer Capital promotes Rivenburgh to director

He first joined the consumer products-focused private equity firm as an associate in 2016.

Encore Consumer Capital has promoted Paul Rivenburgh to director. He first joined the consumer products-focused private equity firm in 2016. Prior to joining Encore, he worked at Freeman Spogli & Co. and Barclays.


SAN FRANCISCO, January 3, 2022. Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm that invests in leading consumer products companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Rivenburgh to Director. Paul joined Encore in 2016 and has consistently advanced through the firm by contributing to Encore’s culture and performance.

Paul’s contributions to the firm include key roles in the successful exits of Encore’s investments in California Splendor, Thanasi Foods and Thunderworks. Paul currently manages Encore’s investments in Open Farm and Navitas.

“Paul consistently demonstrates the kind of tenacity and productivity that we value highly at Encore. He is a proven professional who not only knows how to source and transact, but how to collaborate with management teams to elevate company performance. We are delighted to have him as a senior member of our team and look forward to his continued contributions,” said Scott Sellers, Managing Director of Encore.

Paul joined Encore as an Associate after prior experience in private equity at Freeman Spogli & Co. and investment banking at Barclays, where he focused on consumer and retail companies. He received his BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Encore Consumer Capital
Encore Consumer Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm focused on the consumer products industry. The firm has raised over $600 million in equity capital and invested in over 35 companies in the sector. Encore’s current and prior investments include food and beverage manufacturers and marketers (4505 Meats, Aidells Sausage Company, Ancient Harvest, Brownie Brittle, Cece’s Veggie Co., Full Sail Brewing, Lion Beverages, Mesa Foods, Murry’s, Navitas Organics, Tender Belly, Thanasi Foods, Van Law Foods) pet products companies (Open Farm Pet, ThunderWorks, Zuke’s) and personal care/beauty companies (MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Supergoop!, tarte), and food distribution companies (Freshko Produce Services, Pint Size Hawaii, Tourtellot), among others. The firm targets companies with between $10 million and $100 million in annual revenues where Encore’s strong expertise in strategy development, brand marketing, manufacturing and supply chain optimization, and distribution expansion can help drive performance. To learn more, visit