Prior to joining Encore, Kate worked at Lineage Capital where she focused on investing in owner-managed businesses in the lower middle market. She received her BA in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Brown, Managing Director of Encore, said, “We are delighted to welcome Kate to Encore. Over her seven years at Lineage, Kate collaborated closely with portfolio company management teams just as we do here at Encore. Her experience will serve her well in partnering with our companies. We are proud to be adding such a talented investor as Kate to our team.”

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.