Stride Consumer Partners Adds Paul Kenny as Operating Partner

Over more than 20 years, Kenny’s career has spanned organizations including Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Nabisco Foods, and KIND Snacks.

Boston, June 24, 2024 – Stride Consumer Partners, a growth equity firm that specializes in partnering with talented founders to build the next generation of great consumer brands, is pleased to welcome Paul Kenny to our team. Paul joins Stride as an Operating Partner in the Food & Beverage sector where he will focus on sourcing, diligence, and post investment involvement to help our partner management teams attain their vision and growth ambitions with a focus on commercialization.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to Stride. We have collaborated with Paul for several years on brands like Yasso, Chomps and Serenity Kids, and have watched him drive thoughtful sustained growth while building lasting brands with strong commercialization strategies and execution across a myriad of channels. Paul will be an invaluable resource to the management teams and sales teams that we partner with at Stride given his deep experience building growth brands in the Food and Beverage sector,” said Juan Marcos Hill, Stride Partner.

Kenny brings more than 30 years of experience leading both domestic and international sales and marketing teams with premier global consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Nabisco Foods, Playtex Products, Combe Inc., and KIND Snacks. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at Yasso. Paul is a results-driven, visionary leader with a track record of driving exceptional commercial growth and shareholder value through strategic thought leadership, strong customer relationships, and operational excellence.

“I have had the pleasure of collaborating with members of the Stride team over several years and have enjoyed being both on the operating side and as an advisor to the extraordinary brands, founders, and management teams with whom they partner. I look forward to continuing to work beside them pursuing our shared passion of supporting and elevating the next generation of Food and Beverage brands,” commented Paul Kenny, Stride Operating Partner.

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