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TSG Elects James L. O'Hara as President



TSG Consumer Partners LLC today announced the election of James L. O’Hara to the position of President. O'Hara is a 14-year veteran of TSG.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 27, 2012 – TSG Consumer Partners LLC ("TSG") is pleased to announce the election of James L. O’Hara to the position of President. Mr. O’Hara, who also continues as a Managing Director of TSG, joined the firm in 1998 and has been responsible for transaction structuring, diligence, finance and investment execution, in addition to his position on the Investment Committee.

TSG Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Charles H. Esserman, said, “Jamie has been instrumental to the success of our firm. He has been acting in a leadership capacity at TSG for several years and his election formally recognizes the importance of his role and contributions to the firm.”

Mr. O’Hara, 45, has also been an active contributor to the success of TSG companies. He is a currently a member of the Board of Directors of various TSG portfolio companies, including Muscle Milk, YardHouse and others. He previously served on the Boards of various former TSG investments, including vitaminwater, Smashbox, Meguiar’s and Don Miguel.

Prior to joining TSG, Mr. O’Hara was a consultant at Bain & Company and a corporate and securities attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel.


TSG Consumer Partners, LLC is a leading investment firm with
approximately $5 billion of assets under management, focused
exclusively on the branded consumer sector. Since its founding
in 1987, TSG has been an active investor in the food, beverage,
restaurant, beauty, personal care, household and apparel & accessories,
and e-commerce sectors. Representative past and present partner
companies include Duckhorn Wine Company, vitaminwater, thinkThin,
popchips, Muscle Milk, Yard House, Stumptown, Pabst, Planet Fitness,
REVOLVE, PAIGE, Smashbox Cosmetics, Pureology, Sexy Hair, e.l.f. Cosmetics
and IT Cosmetics.


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