Today I spend my time searching for the next great addition to the Castanea family and supporting the growth of our partner companies.
I started at Castanea in 2004 as an associate just a couple of years after the firm launched. At the time, we were a small family office trying to figure what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it. I was attracted to the philosophy and values of the firm – transparency and honesty, partnership with founders and management teams to grow entrepreneurial brands, and, most importantly, loving what you do and having fun along the way!
After three years as an associate I took a two year sabbatical to earn an MBA at The Kellogg School of Management. I was thrilled to return to Castanea to help accelerate the growth of leading consumer brands. I am currently working with Drybar, 4moms, Simms, and West Coast Fitness. Prior to Castanea I worked at Goldman Sachs and earned a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in Arizona, I am still adjusting to the cold and learning to embrace winter back East! I met my wife in high school, and we now call Cambridge, MA home. With our two children life is always fun, interesting, and filled with lots of laughter.