Encore Consumer Capital has promoted Kate Wallman to managing director. Wallman joined Encore in 2016 as a vice president.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2021. Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in leading consumer products brands and manufacturers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Wallman to Managing Director.
Kate joined Encore in 2016 as a Vice President. Since then, she has made meaningful contributions to Encore’s success. Her leadership roles span Encore’s current investments in Love Wellness, Murry’s and Lion Beverage and Encore’s successful exits of California Splendor, ThunderWorks and Van Law Foods. Kate currently serves on the boards of Full Sail, Kyla, Lion Beverage, Love Wellness and Murry’s and previously served on the boards of ThunderWorks and Van Law.
“From tenaciously finding new investments to working closely supporting our management teams, Kate has made a big impact at Encore over the last five years. We are excited to welcome her into our partnership and promote her to Managing Director,” said Robert Brown, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Encore.
“Kate is a rising star and leader in consumer products industry investing, with a track record of success working with both branded and private label companies. We are fortunate to have Kate as a leader, not only driving results but also enhancing the firm’s culture along the way,” said Scott Sellers, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Encore.
Prior to joining Encore, Kate worked at Lineage Capital. She received her BA in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from The Wharton School of 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 www.encoreconsumercapital.com