Traub Capital Partners

Meet The Team

TCP is proud to be comprised of a wide and deep bench of talented industry experts.

Investment Partners + Strategic Operating Partners

Brian Crosby

MANAGING PARTNER


Private Equity and Investment Experience

25 years private equity investing experience
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Sycamore Partners; Falconhead Capital; Kohlberg
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Princeton; Harvard Business School

Mortimer Singer

MANAGING PARTNER

Consumer Strategy and Revenue Expansion

20 years consumer/brand/retail industry experience
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JPMorgan investment banking
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University of Pennsylvania

Geoffrey Lurie

MANAGING PARTNER

Sustainability Director

Optimization and Operational Enhancements
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40+ years operating experience
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CEO /CRO for 20+ public and private companies, including The North Face
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University of South Africa; Chartered Accountant

David West

MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

10+ years consumer private equity and operating experience
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Brynwood Partners; BlackRock; LesserEvil Snack Co.
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Carnegie Mellon; Harvard Business School

Zach Fineberg

ASSOCIATE

Former Analyst in the Consumer, Food & Retail group at Houlihan Lokey, advising clients on M&A transactions, restructurings, capital raises, and strategic alternatives
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Graduated summa cum laude from the NYU Stern School of Business with concentrations in finance and data science

Joseph Ahearn

OPERATING PARTNER

30+ years CPG general management, business development
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Prior private equity and operating experience at Kohlberg & Co. and MacAndrews & Forbes
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Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Paul Charron

OPERATING PARTNER

Former Chairman and CEO of Liz Claiborne
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Former Chairman and Board Member of the Campbell Soup Company
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Served as Executive Vice President of VF Corporation
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Served for five years as Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus
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Has served as a board member for public and private companies
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Board positions on the National Retail Federation and the American Apparel and Footwear Association
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Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University

Mitchell Cannold

OPERATING PARTNER

40 years experience CEO, President, Board Member across the full spectrum of media companies.

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Emmy winning Producer at CBS News, NBC News, on elections, conventions, Apollo flights, documentaries.

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Executive Producer 24 feature films including Dirty Dancing, highest all-time ROI of an independent film, first 5 IMAX 3D films.

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President, Sony Corp Retail Entertainment, New Technologies, launching strategic partnerships with Microsoft, VISA, NBA and all retail, internet, HD, 3D and Imax businesses.

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CEO, effecting turnaround of first publicly traded internet ad agency.

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President & Executive Producer, Cosmos Studios & Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey 13 hour series for Fox/National Geographic.

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Venture/Operating Partner, General Technology Investments, private equity acquisitions of media companies.

 

Mark Demuro

OPERATING PARTNER

20+ years consumer, retail & business services experience
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PepsiCo; Unilever; MarketTools; Cronin / Bonfire
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Prior private equity experience: Signature Brands
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University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Samantha Freeman

OPERATING PARTNER

Senior Managing Director, TRAUB
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30+ years consumer products, media, licensing and merchandising, general management
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Co-Founder and CEO of leading educational media company, acquired by 9 Story Media Group
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VP of Licensing for Nickelodeon Consumer Products
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Brand Manager at Mattel Toys

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Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
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Adept at securing revenue growth opportunities, building high-performing teams, fostering co-ventures and partnerships, ensuring operational efficiency

John Hudspeth

OPERATING PARTNER

30+ years CPG general management, business development
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20 years Unilever
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11 years entrepreneurial consumer brands
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Michigan State University – Food Systems Economics and Management

Patrick Kenny

OPERATING PARTNER

+30 years experience consumer products

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CEO for both Public and Private Companies 

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Successful Entrepreneur multiple times

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Co Founder and Principal at UGAA,  Montauk Ventures, BevEquity

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USMA West Point, Georgetown BA, St. Johns MA , Insead Senior Management Program

Paul Masturzo

OPERATING PARTNER

Long-time beauty executive with 45+ years of industry experience
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Served as General Manager of Mana Products for 25 years
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Prior to Mana, served as EVP General Manager for Elizabeth Arden
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Served as General Manager of Warner Cosmetics (Cosmair / L’Oreal)
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Early career: Estee Lauder, Marketing Department

Cindy Palusamy

OPERATING PARTNER

Founder of CP Strategy
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Served as a strategist and advisor to CEOs, founders and heads of strategy for 15+ years
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Launched the Juicery World, a hospitality-focused healthy beverages brand, in 2013
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Has advised on concept and strategy for over two million square feet in mixed used development in North America and Europe
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Serves on the advisory boards of Face Gym and In Fiore

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Meet our team.