Todd Bartee

Mr. Bartee is an Operating Partner at L Catterton and serves as Chairman of the Board for Penumbra Brands. Previously, Mr. Bartee was CEO of Aquasana for over eight years, building the company in to a multi-million dollar business. Prior to that, Todd was at Dell for 12 years in a variety of roles, including Director of Global Sales Operations where he led global sales operations for Dell’s consumer business. He was also a consultant with Deloitte for two and a half years. Mr. Bartee holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. 

Sen. Bill Bradley

Mr. Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, an investment bank, which he joined in November 2000. From April 2001 to June 2004, he also served as Chief Outside Advisor to the nonprofit practice of McKinsey & Company. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997, representing the state of New Jersey, and previously was a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977. He serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board in Sports Potential, Inc. He was a Director of Starbucks Corp from 2003 until 2018. He served as Director of Seagate Technology until 2010 and Willis Group Holdings until 2012. Senator Bradley holds a B.A. in American History from Princeton University and an M.A. in American History from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Jason Ellis

Mr. Ellis led Spring Mobile from 2001 to 2019, building it from a handful of stores to a conglomerate with over 1400 retail locations and one billion dollars in sales. Jason built Spring’s management team and directed implementation of its operational infrastructure. In 2006, he was promoted to CEO of Spring Retail Group, the parent company for Spring Mobile and its sister companies. In 2013, Jason led the banking process that resulted in the sale of Simply Mac and Spring Mobile to GameStop. Mr. Ellis sits on the board of the Salt Lake Chapter of Head Start, holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Michael Farello

Mr. Farello is a Managing Partner at L Catterton focused on the Growth Fund. He has worked in the consumer sector since the late-80s as a consultant, senior executive, and investor. Prior to joining L Catterton, Mr. Farello held several executive positions at Dell where he led the company’s consumer marketing and e-business following a strategic role in the Office of the Chairman. Previously, Mr. Farello spent 12 years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as a partner focusing on the firm’s retail, hospitality, media, entertainment, and consumer clients facing growth or customer service challenges. Michael left McKinsey to serve as senior vice president of sales and marketing at a privately-held software company serving specialty retailers. He earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. with distinction in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

Gentry Jensen

Mr. Jensen is the CEO of Penumbra Brands, and has led the company since 2011. His previous work experience includes serving as the President of Wentworth Development, a Utah-based private equity backed development company. Prior to that, Gentry was the COO of Utah’s largest commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm and began his business career working in asset management and portfolio construction modeling with JPMorgan’s Private Bank in New York. Before entering the business world, he served on active duty as a Navy SEAL, completing overseas deployments in Eastern Europe and throughout Asia. Mr. Jensen holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. with Merit in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

David Vigil

Mr. Vigil has global experience in technology firms as both a CEO and board member. He was formerly the CEO of Antenna79, the predecessor to Penumbra Brands and currently serves on the boards of three L Catterton-backed companies. Prior to that, David spent 20 years at Qualcomm, Inc. David’s position prior to leaving Qualcomm was as President of its wholly-owned Snaptracs subsidiary. Prior to being the President of Snaptracs, David was a Senior Vice President in charge of both domestic and international business development, combined with a strategic scope for those markets. Mr. Vigil earned an M.B.A. from San Diego State University and a B.S. in finance from San Diego State University, both degrees with honors.