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Louis E. (“Lou”) Marinaccio
North Castle Partners, LLC
Managing Director

Louis E. (“Lou”) Marinaccio
North Castle Partners, LLC
Managing Director

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Lou Marinaccio is a Managing Director with over 20 years of experience investing in, advising, and operating Consumer and middle-market companies, including 14 years at North Castle. Lou has led over a dozen food & beverage brand investments, including Naked Juice, Atkins Nutritionals, Bora-Bora Organic Foods, Saratoga Spring Water, Mountain Sun Organics, and FlatOut Flatbreads. He was integral to the Naked Juice investment where he served as Chief Operating Officer and member of the senior management team responsible for dramatically improving performance, culminating in a sale to PepsiCo. He also leads North Castle’s beauty and personal care investments, and sits on the Boards of gloProfesional, Mineral Fusion and Palladio Beauty Group. Lou served as CEO of prior portfolio company Doctors Dermatological Formula, leading a company transformation that delivered sales and earnings growth prompting acquisition by Procter & Gamble.

Prior to North Castle, Lou worked at McKinsey & Company, advising consumer, life sciences, retail, and healthcare clients on strategy, business development, and operational improvement issues. He began his career in middle market corporate finance at ABN-AMRO. He received a B.B.A. with Distinction in Finance from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

NORTH CASTLE PARTNERS, LLC

North Castle Partners is the leading private equity firm focused on the Health, Wellness and Active Living markets.  Our mission is to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to build great companies in these sectors by leveraging our accumulated knowledge and extensive network – including our Operating Executives and Advisors, portfolio management teams, and industry relationships.

Since inception in 1997, North Castle has invested in over 50 Healthy Living companies totaling over $2 billion enterprise value, including some of the most well-known brands in their sectors: (i) Nutrition (Naked Juice, Atkins, EAS, Mountain Sun, Walnut Acres, Bora-Bora, FlatOut Flatbreads), (ii) Beauty & Personal Care (Avalon Organics, Doctors’ Dermatologic Formula, Red Door Spas, gloProfessional, Mineral Fusion, Palladio Beauty Group), (iii) Fitness, Recreation & Sports (Equinox Fitness, World Health Clubs, Curves, Octane Fitness, Performance Bicycle, Cascade Lacrosse, Ibex Outdoor Clothing), (iv) Home & Leisure (Grand Expeditions), and (v) Consumer Healthcare (Enzymatic Therapy, CRC Healthcare, Leiner Health Products).

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