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Steven Berg

Steven T. Berg / Managing Partner


Steve joined Castanea as a Partner at the firm’s launch in 2002. He has over 15 years of private equity experience in consumer products and retail brands.

Prior to joining Castanea, Steve was an investment professional at Bain Capital, a leading private equity firm. While at Bain Capital, Steve worked on a variety of new investments in addition to having significant operational involvement with Bain Capital portfolio companies. His experience at Bain Capital included transactions and operational involvement with Domino's Pizza, Sealy Mattress, totes-Isotoner, Wesley-Jessen, Mattress Discounters, Bentley's Luggage, and several other companies.

Prior to Bain Capital, Steve was a consultant with Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm. At Bain & Company he served clients in consumer products, retail and manufacturing.

Steve received an MBA from The Wharton School of business, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He received a B.S. Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

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