BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwick Brands, a leading consumer packaged goods investor and operator, is excited to announce the appointment of its newest Board member, Matthew Dent.
"We are thrilled to welcome Matthew to the Fenwick team," says Melissa Baker, CEO of Fenwick. "His expertise, talent and energy will be an asset to the Fenwick Board and our portfolio companies. Fenwick is an active partner to their investments and Matthew's tenured experience in company operations, marketing and strategy fit perfectly with Fenwick's investment thesis of creating value through expertise equity."
Matthew Dent has spent the entirety of his dynamic career building, growing, and cultivating the largest privately held Pepsi Bottler in the nation—the Buffalo Rock Company. Matthew started as an intern at the bottling company, which turned into a full-time position. Working his way up over the course of twenty years, he was named as their President & Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Through his thought leadership and his principals on the importance of hard work and innovation, Matthew has been named a Top 40 under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal and was a finalist in Birmingham's 2012 Top CEO Awards.
"Matthew's deep understanding of what it takes to operate a successful business will be an asset during our rigorous deal evaluation process and portfolio brand value creation," says Elizabeth Stewart, Director of Investments at Fenwick.
Matthew received his degree in Marketing from the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama, and currently holds 6 Board of Director seats. He is devoted to community outreach, and is intimately involved in the United Way of Central Alabama.
Fenwick Brands is a consumer packaged goods equity investor and operator that combines capital with industry expertise equity to create brand value. Fenwick partners have over 100 years of combined operating and management experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Fenwick invests with emerging brands at an inflection point who need a combination of capital, strategic and operational expertise to deliver maximum shareholder value. Fenwick Brands is based in Birmingham, Alabama. To learn more, visit www.fenwickbrands.com.
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