Encore Consumer Capital rehires Daniel Gross after Stanford MBA success


Daniel Gross EncorePrivate equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has rehired Daniel Gross as a vice president after two years away completing his MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Gross, who will be involved in dealmaking and portfolio company oversight, was previously with Encore between 2008 and 2011.

Encore managing director Robert Brown said “Dan was an outstanding contributor to our success during his first stint at Encore.

“We are thrilled that he chose to return to Encore, and expect great things from him going forward.”

Encore held a $211m final close for its second fund in December 2012, beating its target and outstripping the $175m it raised for its 2005 debut vehicle.

The firm focuses on consumer goods and has invested in 16 companies to date, including The Quinoa Corporation, JuiceTyme and Zuke’s.

Encore targets companies with between $10m and $100m in annual revenues.

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