We’re consumers, operators, investors and brand builders but most importantly, partners.

Who We Are

Our journey with brands is driven by our cumulative experiences, not just capital. We understand the inflection points of building consumer brands and bring the know-how to navigate in a dynamic landscape. We build brands that last.

Our team, culture and brand lens are intentional. We’re selective because we prioritize partnership and shared strategic alignment.

Melissa Baker

Founding Partner

Nina McKinney


Eleni Shipp

Strategic Partner

Garland Reich

Brand Manager

Jennifer McGraw

Executive Assistant /
Office Manager


Benny M. LaRussa Jr.


Jamie Gronowski

Advisory Partner

Matthew Dent

Advisory Partner

John Goldasich

Advisory Partner

Heath Hood

Advisory Partner