Silverwood Partners has added Brad Barnhorn as an industry advisor in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors. Barnhorn served previously as founder and chief executive of Fantasia Fresh Juice Company, which was later sold to North Castle Partners and eventually merged with Naked Juice. Sherborn, Mass.-based Silverwood Partners is an investment bank.
Silverwood Partners is pleased to announce that Brad Barnhorn has joined Silverwood Partners as an Industry Advisor, further enhancing the firm’s deep expertise and experience in the food, beverage and consumer products sector. Brad is highly involved in a range of roles and networks at the intersection of the food/beverage space and the private equity/financing communities in his roles as board member, advisor and investor. Brad was an early pioneer in the healthy beverage space as Founder and CEO of the Fantasia Fresh Juice Company which he built into the leading fresh juice/smoothie company in the Midwestern United States culminating in its sale to North Castle Partners in late 2000 and subsequent merger with Naked Juice to form a leading national brand in this category which was subsequently acquired by Pepsi in late 2006.
Brad currently serves as a Board Member to a range of operating companies and as an advisor to several consumer focused private equity funds. He serves on the Board of Directors of Pint Size Corporation (leading frozen food distributor in Hawaii), Bonadea (Aguas Frescas), Galaxy Granola (Natural granola baked in fruit) and Deluxe Honeydrop (Honey-based beverages). Additionally, Brad is an Executive Advisor to consumer products focused private equity groups Encore Consumer Capital and Winona Capital and an Operating Partner with middle market private equity group Fundamental Capital.
Brad was previously CEO of Global NutriFoods, a dairy protein processing and nutrition company formed through a strategic partnership with two of the largest dairy producers in the United States.Brad also previously served as equity sponsor and Executive Chairman of two early stage food and beverage companies, Bevology and Wild Waters, and as an independent director of Vancouver based Happy Planet, a leading organic food and beverage company in the Canadian market. Brad received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics and Political Theory from the University of Virginia.
Brad will be with the Silverwood team at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim March 11-13. Attending from Silverwood will be Managing Directors Michael Burgmaier and Nick McCoy.
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