Encore Consumer Capital said Monday that Daniel Gross has rejoined the firm as a Vice President. Gross is responsible for deal origination and execution as well as portfolio company oversight. He was previously with Encore from 2008 until 2011 before attending the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2013. Encore Consumer Capital is pleased to announce that Daniel Gross has rejoined the firm as a Vice President. Dan is responsible for deal origination and execution as well as portfolio company oversight. He works closely with Encore investments Zuke’s and PhillySwirl, where he is also a director. He was previously with Encore from 2008 until 2011 before attending the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he received an MBA and was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Dan received a BA in Political Science from Northwestern University and began his career as a strategy consultant at L.E.K. in Chicago. He is also a guest contributor to Forbes on the topic of consumer products. Robert Brown, Managing Director of Encore Consumer Capital, said “Dan was an outstanding contributor to our success during his first stint at Encore. We are thrilled that he chose to return to Encore, and expect great things from him going forward.”
Encore is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm focused on the consumer products industry. The firm has raised nearly $400 million in equity capital and invested in sixteen companies, since being founded in 2005. Encore’s current and prior investments include high-growth food companies (Aidells Sausage Company, Mesa Foods, Ciao Bella Gelato Company, The Quinoa Corporation), beverage companies (The Isopure Company, JuiceTyme), personal care products companies (MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Tarte Inc.), and pet products companies (Thunderworks, Zuke’s). The firm targets companies with between $10 million and $100 million in annual revenues where Encore’s strong operating expertise in strategy development, brand marketing, and distribution expansion can help drive performance. For more information please visit www.EncoreConsumerCapital.com.