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Kara M. Cissell-Roell

Managing Director

VMG Partners

HQ Phone:  (415) 632-4200

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VMG Partners

39 Mesa St Ste 201

San Francisco, California,94129

United States

Company Description

VMG Partners is focused solely on partnering with entrepreneurs and managers to support the growth and strategic development of branded consumer products companies in the lower middle market. Since its inception in 2005, VMG has provided financial resources an...more

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Contact - VMG Partners

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Kara Cissell-Roell Managing Director
(415) 632-4210 cissell-roell@vmgpartners.com


Our Team - VMG Partners

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Kara Cissell-Roell
Managing Director Kara co-founded VMG Partners in 2005 and currently focuses on all aspects of the Fund's investment strategy, execution and portfolio company management. Kara serves on the Boards of KIND Snacks, Pirate Brands, PLV Studio, Pretzel Crisps, Speck Products, Kernel Season's, and previously served on the Boards of Colorescience prior to its merger with SkinMedica and of Waggin' Train, before it was sold to Nestlé Purina PetCare. Prior to VMG Partners, Kara was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she was involved in the sourcing, due diligence, execution and monitoring of a majority of TSG Consumer Partners' portfolio companies. Prior to TSG Consumer Partners, Kara was an Associate at private equity firm Arena Capital Partners, where she focused on investment opportunities in consumer, health care and other related industries. Prior to that, Kara was an Analyst in the M&A department of Schroders PLC in New York City. Kara received her B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Economics and German from Colgate University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Eight Buyout Pros Under 40 To Watch | Thoma Bravo

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Name: Kara Cissell-Roell, Managing Director, VMG Partners
Kara Cissell-Roell has a knack for closing successful consumer product-related deals, and has spent nearly her entire career in private equity doing just that. At VMG Partners, a San Francisco firm that invests in consumer products companies generating revenues between $10 million and $100 million, Cissell-Roell helped lead the acquisitions of three healthy-food companies, Pirate's Booty, Pretzel Crisps and KIND Healthy Snacks, and helped the firm become one of the largest private investors in the pet industry with investments in Waggin' Train dog treats and an undisclosed pet specialty food brand. So far in 2009, the above-mentioned businesses, which have combined sales of about $800 million, have seen average net sales growth of 35 percent, thanks in part to Cissell-Roell's continued work with their respective management teams. Prior to helping launch VMG Partners in 2005, Cissell-Roell worked a five-year stint at The Shansby Group (now TSG Consumer Partners), where she was involved in the turnaround and sale of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., which generated $100 million of profit for TSG Consumer Partners and its investors; she also played a role in successful exits from VitaminWater and Smart Balance, which returned 13x and 7x invested capital at the time of their exits.


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Building Breakthrough Brands, Kara Cissell-Roell, Co-Founder, VMG Partners
What does it take to grow a brand from a startup success to a true disruptor in the market? How can you identify and nurture the brands that have the potential to become runaway success stories? With a focus on partnering with the top entrepreneurs and managers in the branded consumer products market, VMG Partners has a track record of helping build breakthrough brands, including KIND, Pretzel Crisps, Vega, Babyganics, and Justin's, among others. Kara co-founded VMG Partners in 2005 and will explain how she sees the landscape of health-and-wellness brands today and what it takes to succeed in the rapidly changing marketplace. In 2009 she was named one of the Top Buyout Pros Under 40; in 2012 she was identified in Forbes as one of the 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail; and in 2015 was honored by Food & Wine and Fortune magazines as one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. She serves and has served on the boards of KIND, Pretzel Crisps, Waggin' Train, Vega, Health Warrior, Babyganics, and multiple other emerging brands in the food, beverage, wellness, personal care, and pet products categories. 9:45-10:15 Breakthrough Brands Panel Kara Cissell-Roell, Co-Founder, VMG Partners


speakers - Bolder Innovation Forum

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Kara Cissell-Roell, Co-Founder, VMG Partners
Kara co-founded VMG Partners in 2005 and focuses on all aspects of the fund's investment strategy, sourcing, execution, portfolio company oversight, and exit management. Since its inception, VMG has partnered with entrepreneurs and management teams to provide a breadth of value-add resources in the areas of sales, marketing, branding, finance, operations, and legal support, which enable its partner companies to rapidly increase brand awareness, accelerate growth, and build equity value. Kara serves, or has served, on the boards of Babyganics, Health Warrior, Kernel Season's, KIND Snacks, Pirate Brands, Pretzel Crisps, Solid Gold Pet, Vermont Smoke & Cure, and Waggin' Train, among others. Kara has spent the majority of her career in lower-middle-market private equity, including tenures as an investment principal with TSG Consumer Partners and Arena Capital Partners prior to founding VMG. Kara earned her undergraduate degree in economics and German from Colgate University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


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