Dana Schmaltz

Board Member

about Dana Schmaltz

Dana L. Schmaltz has been a member of our Board since December 2010 and serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Schmaltz is currently a partner at Yellow Wood Partners, LLC, a private equity firm he founded, which is focused on the consumer products industry. Mr. Schmaltz was the co founder, director and chief financial officer of Blacksmith Brands, Inc., a privately owned consumer products company that was created in September 2009. As the co founder and a senior manager of Blacksmith Brands, Mr. Schmaltz was responsible for overseeing the operations of the business with the senior management team, as well as for developing future acquisition opportunities for the company. Prior to founding Blacksmith Brands, Mr. Schmaltz was a managing partner of West Hill Partners, LLC, a Boston based private equity firm from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Schmaltz was the president of J.W. Childs Associates, LP, a private equity fund, where he focused on investments in the consumer/specialty retail sector, and served as partner of J.W. Childs from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Schmaltz received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College and his Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University.

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