Senior Partner, Northern California
Helen’s career has focused on developing and executing strategies for business development and growth for leading retail and consumer companies.
Helen has served as CEO or Executive Chairman for six middle market retailers and consumer companies. She has also been a strategist with three well known consultancies, IBM, Accenture and the Tom Peters Group. In those advisory roles she counseled senior management of more than 70 of the top 100 Global retailers and consumer companies.
She has served on many Boards of Directors and is a past President of the Association for Corporate Growth. Earlier in her career Helen participated in the reorganization, repositioning, acquisition or sale of more than 20 specialty retail companies ranging in size from $15 to $250 Million in revenue. Of these, five subsequently launched successful initial public offerings. She has developed successful acquisition and turnaround plans for private equity-owned companies.