Heather Smith Thorne

Managing Director
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Ms. Thorne is Chairman of Bäckerhaus Veit, Fine Choice Foods, J.R Watkins, Passport Food Group, and Voortman Cookies, and a Director of Aden & Anais, glōProfessional, and Swanson Health Products. She is a past Director of Gilchrist & Soames, Renew Life Formulas, Pineridge Bakery, and Wholesome Pet Care.

Prior to joining SPC in 2010, Heather was a Vice President at Thoma Bravo, where she was responsible for originating and executing leveraged buyouts and other investments in the consumer products, internet, and media verticals. Earlier in her career, she worked as part of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's Corporate & Investment Banking division. Heather received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Vanderbilt University.