Kisen joined Encore in 2007 and played important roles throughout the life-cycle of exited Encore investments Aidells, FreshKO, Isopure and Tarte. Kisen is a board director of current Encore investments butter LONDON, Fantasy Cookie Company and Mesa Foods. Kisen’s prior work experience includes investment banking with Morgan Keegan and Piper Jaffray as well as debt capital markets with CapitalSource. He received his BA from Duke University.

“Kisen consistently exhibits the kind of tenacity and productivity that we value highly at Encore. He is a proven professional who not only knows how to source and transact, but how to collaborate with management teams to elevate company performance and drive superior returns. We are delighted to have him as a long-term member of our team and look forward to his continued contributions,” said Kevin Murphy, Managing Director of Encore.

About Encore Consumer Capital
Encore Consumer Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm focused on the consumer products industry. The firm has raised over $600 million in committed equity capital and has invested in 24 platform companies. Encore is currently investing out of its $260 million third fund, which closed in 2015. 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.