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Sharon Fox

Sharon Fox / Operating Partner

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Sharon joined Castanea Partners as an Operating Partner in 2018 to focus on brand strategy and marketing. She has over 20 years of experience in brand building and development across many different consumer segments and categories.

Prior to Castanea, Sharon was CMO of Freshly, a prepared meal delivery service with a mission to make healthy eating easier. Before Freshly, she was CMO of Melissa & Doug, a mission-driven educational toy company, where she led global brand activities and eCommerce. She also worked at Ralph Lauren, where she oversaw North America eCommerce, and before that she was SVP, Retail Consumables (Diapers.com, Wag.com and Soap.com) at Quidsi, which was acquired by Amazon. Sharon spent over a decade in Brand Management focusing on food, ice cream, and beverage brands at Kraft and then at Unilever. She started her career in consulting, at Oliver, Wyman & Co, with a focus on financial services.

Sharon received a B.S. in Industrial Operations Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Criteo, a global performance marketing company, and has previously held advisory positions working with high growth brands.

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    FEBRUARY 2018 - Castanea Partners announced today that it has made a minority investment in The Townshend Group, the parent company of Brew Dr. Kombucha.

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