Nichole joined Encore as an Associate and has been a key member of the Encore team since 2014.  Her transactional experience and portfolio responsibilities have spanned Encore’s food and beauty portfolio, where she most recently led the execution of Encore’s investment in Supergoop! and the firm’s exit of MyChelle.  Prior to joining Encore, Nichole was an investment banking analyst with Lazard Middle Market, where she was a member of the food and consumer team. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota’s Curtis L. Carson School of Management.

Paul joined Encore as an Associate after prior experience in private equity at Freeman Spogli & Co. and investment banking at Barclays, where he focused on consumer and retail companies.  Paul is active in Encore’s food and pet products portfolio, most recently playing key roles executing Encore’s investment in Tender Belly and sale of California Splendor.  Paul received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside both Nichole and Paul on multiple transactions and Encore investments.  We are delighted to see both of them advance to senior positions within the firm and playing an even greater role in sourcing investment opportunities and partnering with our portfolio company executives to drive profitable growth,” said Robert Brown, 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 approximately 30 platform companies. Encore is currently investing out of its 2016 vintage $260 million Encore Consumer Capital Fund III, LP. 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 profitable growth.