Barney Feinblum

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Biographical Information

"Barney Feinblum is a seasoned natural products industry veteran and successful private investor. He is a Managing Director of Greenmont I and serves on both the Greenmont I and Greenmont II Investment Committees. Mr. Feinblum is founder and President of Organic Vintners. Previously, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Horizon Organic Dairy. Prior to that, he was President of Natural Venture Partners, a private investment company. Mr. Feinblum also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celestial Seasonings and held various other positions including President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance. He currently serves on the Boards of Gaiam, OZOcar and Seventh Generation. Mr. Feinblum has also served on the Boards of White Wave Foods, Wild Oats Marketplace, Pharmaca, Allegro Coffee, Alfalfa's Market and Fresh & Wild. He received a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. "[1]

"In addition to leadership roles with some of the greatest names in natural products manufacturing, Barney has significant natural foods retail experience. These roots started with Alfalfa’s Market in 1983 when Barney became a founding Board member and served on the Alfalfa’s Board until it merged with Wild Oats in 1996. He then served on the Wild Oats Board until 1998. Barney was also a founding partner and served on the board of directors of Fresh & Wild, a leading natural foods retail chain in London, which was acquired by Whole Foods Market in 2004." [2]

"Barney currently serves on the board of directors of Gaiam/GAIA, Mary’s Gone Crackers and Ozo Car and previously served on the boards of Seventh Generation, White Wave Foods, Wild Oats Markets, Pharmaca, Allegro Coffee, Fresh & Wild and Bossa Nova." [1]

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  1. Greenmont Capital Partners Barney Feinblum, organizational web page, accessed April 4, 2012.
  2. Alfalfas [gallery2/6/People], organizational web page, accessed February 10, 2013.