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Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee is the co-founder and former president and CEO of Octane Fitness, the only company in the world exclusively focused on the zero-impact cardiovascular fitness equipment category. He oversaw strategic direction and day-to-day operations. In September 2001, he launched Octane Fitness in his unfinished basement; today, Octane is the market leader ...
Rob Reynolds
Rob Reynolds has a broad and deep financial and general management perspective after serving in C-level positions beginning in 1986. These companies have ranged from start-ups to $40 million annual revenues to $800 million revenues. Most recently, Rob served as CEO of ProSupps from 2016 to 2018 and now serves as Executive Chairman. His first position in ...
Maura Cannon Dick
Maura Cannon Dick is a New York City based beauty advisor who provides strategic guidance in marketing and consumer engagement to beauty companies ranging from early-stage to Fortune 500 and advises investment firms on the industry, new product development, acquisitions and strategy.  Maura is also currently serving ...
Monty Sharma
Monty Sharma has been an integral part of the North Castle team since 1999. He has significant experience in consumer packaged goods, including more than 25 years of sales, marketing, finance, and operations experience and over 15 years of direct industry experience as the CEO of four North Castle portfolio companies. In addition to his current role as ...
Gale Bensussen
Gale Bensussen has been a member of the North Castle team since 1997, bringing more than 40 years of vitamin, minerals, and supplement industry experience and knowledge to our portfolio. He currently serves as the CEO of Doctor’s Best, a former North Castle portfolio company, and was a founding partner and President of Leiner Health Products. Under ...
Augie Nieto II
Augustine L. Nieto II is one of the most successful and innovative pioneers in the U.S. fitness industry, holding 11 patents in computerized exercise equipment. In 1977, at the age of 19, Augie co-founded Lifecycle, Inc., where he invented the now-famous computerized bicycle of the same name. He negotiated the sale of the company to Bally Manufacturing ...
Peter Roy
Peter Roy has been a driving force in America’s natural products industry for more than 30 years, and part of the North Castle team since 1999. He was a founder of one of the original natural products retailers that would become the core of Whole Foods, and served as President of Whole Foods Market, the largest retailer of natural and organic ...
Gil Pritchard
Gil Pritchard brings more than 35 years of natural products industry experience to North Castle. He most recently served as CEO of Mineral Fusion Natural Brands, North Castle’s investment in natural mineral cosmetics, which was sold in 2017. Additionally, Gil currently serves on the Board of Directors for Palladio and previously was a member of the ...
Kim Jeffery
Kim Jeffery, formerly the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, brings 45 years of consumer products experience in the areas of sales, marketing, M&A, manufacturing, logistics, sustainability, and finance to our firm and our portfolio companies. After beginning his career at Kraft Foods and joining PepsiCo, Kim joined The Perrier Group ...

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