Co-Founder and Managing Director, 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, KIND Snacks, Pirate Brands, Pretzel Crisps, Quest, Solid Gold Pet, Sun Bum, Waggin' Train, Lantana and Vermont Smoke & Cure, among others. Kara has spent a 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 received her B.A., magna cum laude, in economics and German from Colgate University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.