Tengram Capital Partners Team Adds Two Investment Professionals to its Team

Westport, CT - August 25, 2015 – Tengram Capital Partners LLC ("TCP" or "Tengram"), consumer private equity firm focused on exceptional, highly recognizable brands, today announced that Robin Lamb and Michael Zappala recently joined Tengram as a Vice President and Associate, respectively.

Robin has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, an operator in mid-sized companies, and most recently as a strategic advisor to private equity funds and corporations in the consumer and retail space. Prior to joining Tengram, Robin was a Principal at Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm. At Bain, Robin focused on consumer and retail brands, with an emphasis on food and beverage companies, department stores and mass merchants. He specialized in due diligence for private equity clients, portfolio company value creation, omni-channel retail strategy, and merger integration. Robin also has experience as an operator in mid-market companies where he focused on IT strategy, management and implementation. Robin earned his M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a B.A. from Stanford University.

Michael has over three years of experience as an analyst and associate evaluating potential investment opportunities across the consumer/retail, industrial, healthcare and energy industries. In addition, he assisted in the monitoring of investments through various portfolio management and investment realization responsibilities. Prior to joining Tengram, Michael was an Associate and an Analyst at CCMP Capital, a global middle market buyout and growth equity firm. He holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

"We are excited to welcome Robin and Michael to the investment team" said Matt Eby, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tengram. "We believe that they will be great additions to the team that we have built at TCP. Their operational and financial backgrounds will expand the support and insight that Tengram brings to its partnerships with our portfolio companies and their founders. We are glad to have them both join our team."

Tengram Capital Partners is a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on leading middle-market consumer and retail companies that own strong recognizable brands. The team has a diverse background of consumer investing and operating expertise that assists and guides company management to unlock the true potential of their brand. Tengram invests in both traditional "growth" and "restructuring/turnaround" situations in either the public or private sectors. Previous and current investments for Tengram and its predecessor investment entity, Windsong Brands, LLC, include Zanella, This Works, Luciano Barbera, Tommie Copper, Active Ride Shop, DevaCurl, Laura Geller Beauty, NEST Fragrances, Sequential Brands Group, Robert Graham, Joe Boxer, Field & Stream, and Design Within Reach.

Brenda DeLuca
Investor Communications
Tengram Capital Partners, LLC