Bio

experience

Handley Capital
Handley Capital Management, LLC
Managing Partner
Value-oriented investment partnerships.
Swander Pace Capital
Swander Pace Capital
Co-founder and Managing Director
Over $1 billion private equity for consumer businesses, four funds raised, over 20 exits
The Shansby Group
The Shansby Group
Vice-President
Pioneer in consumer products private equity
Swander Pace, Co
Swander, Pace & Company
Associate Consultant
Strategic consulting focused on consumer products companies

chairman of the board

Renew Life
ReNew Life Formulas, Inc.
Former Chairman
Digestive care products for natural and organic industry
International Fiber
International Fiber Corp.
Former Chairman
Fiber ingredients for food and industrial products
sold to Arsenal Capital Partners 8/13
Totes Isotoner
totes>>ISOTONER Corp.
Former Chairman
Leading brands of umbrellas, gloves, and slippers
sold to Bruckmann, Rosser 9/04
Fleischmanns Vinegar
Fleischmann's Vinegar Co.
Former Chairman
Industrial vinegar for food ingredient industry
sold to American Capital 7/07
Market Fare Foods
MarketFare Foods, Inc.
Former Chairman
Sandwiches and burritos for convenience store channel
sold to Greencore Group 4/12
Fresh Food Concepts
Fresh Food Concepts, Inc.
Former Chairman
Refridgerated salsa and other specialty dips
sold to Ancor Capital 11/10
GeniSoy
GeniSoy Food Company, Inc.
Former Chairman
Soy-based snacks, bars, and powders
sold to Johnvince Foods 2/11

board member

Gilchrist and Soames
Gilchrist & Soames, Inc.
Former Director
Personal care products for luxury hotels
Bravo Sports
Bravo Sports
Former Director
Branded recreational products including trampolines, skateboards, and canopies
Reef Holdings
Reef Holdings Corp.
Former Director
Surf market footwear
sold to VF Corporation 4/05
Oregon Chai
Oregon Chai, Inc.
Former Director
Leading chai beverage brand
sold to Kerry Corporation 3/04
Skateboard World Industries
Skateboard World Industries
Former Director
Leading skateboard brand
sold to Globe Int'l 7/02
Central Coast Surfboards
Central Coast Surfboards
Former Director
Online retailer of surf & skate products
sold to Alloy Online 8/00
Ethnic Gourmet Foods
Ethnic Gourmet Foods, Inc.
Former Director
Frozen Indian and Thai foods
sold to H.J. Heinz Co. 6/01
Switch Manufacturing
Switch Manufacturing, Inc.
Former Director
Snowboard bindings
sold to Vans, Inc 7/98
American Hard Cider
American Hard Cider Co.
Former Director
Hard cider beverages
sold to HP Bulmer 12/99
The Freestyle Group
The Freestyle Group
Former Director
Surf watches

other private equity investments

Applegate
Applegate
Organic and natural deli meats and cheeses
Incase Designs
Incase Designs
Cases and bags for consumer electronics
ST Specialty Foods
S.T. Specialty Foods, Inc.
Private label pasta
sold to Windjammer Capital 12/08
Santa Cruz Nutritionals
Santa Cruz Nutritionals
Gummy-based nutraceuticals
sold to LLC Partners 11/10
Liberty Brand
Liberty Brand Products, Inc.
Natural and organic yogurt in Canada
sold to Yoplait 12/10
Eagle Pack
Eagle Pack Pet Foods, Inc.
Super-premium pet foods
sold to Berwind Corp 10/07
Prestige Brands
Prestige Brands International
Household brands including Prell, Chloraseptic, Comet
sold to GTCR 04/04
Preferred Maramont
Preferred Maramont Cos.
Pre-plated meals for schools
Lavo

Lavo, Inc.
Eco-friendly household
products in Canada

Good Source
Good Source Solutions, Inc.
Foodservice closeout products
sold to Evergreen Pacific 12/10
Pineridge Bakery
Pineridge Bakery
Niche bakery manufacturer in Canada
sold to Aryzta AG 3/14
Insight Pharmaceuticals
Insight Pharmaceuticals
OTC brands include Monistat, Sucrets, and e.p.t.
sold to Prestige Brands 4/14
Nonni's
Nonni's Food Company, Inc.
Biscotti cookies
Terra Chips
Terra Chips, Inc.
Premium vegetable chips
sold to Hain Foods, Inc.
Arrowhead Mills
Arrowhead Mills, Inc.
Organic foods
sold to Hain Foods, Inc.
DeBoles
DeBoles Nutritional Foods
All-natural and organic pasta
sold to Hain Foods, Inc.

non-profits

Generation Rescue
Generation Rescue
Co-Founder & Director
Jenny McCarthy's international autism organization
Autism Yesterday
Autism Yesterday
Executive Producer
30-minute documentary exploring recovery from autism
Age of Autism
Age of Autism Blog
Co-Founder & Contributor
Autism community's most widely-read daily blog
14 Studies
14Studies.org
Author, Creator
Website dedicated to the scientific truth about vaccines and autism
Riverdale Lacrosse
Riverdale Lacrosse Club
Co-President & Director
Youth lacrosse organization in southwest Portland

education

Stanford University
Stanford University
B.A., with honors, East Asian Studies & Economics
Stanford Rugby, Sigma Chi
Class of 1991
American School in Japan
The American School in Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Class of 1987