Gil Pritchard brings more than 35 years of natural products industry experience to North Castle. He most recently served as CEO of Mineral Fusion Natural Brands, North Castle’s investment in natural mineral cosmetics, which was sold in 2017. Additionally, Gil currently serves on the Board of Directors for Palladio and previously was a member of the gloProfessional Board of Directors, a one-time North Castle portfolio company that was sold in 2013. Gil previously served as President and CEO of Avalon, a former North Castle portfolio company, which was sold to Hain Celestial Group in 2007. In addition to his success at Avalon, he has served as the CEO for two additional successful investor exits: nSpired Natural Foods and Barbara’s Bakery. In each of these cases, Gil helped achieve sales and earnings growth that far exceeded industry averages by building greater brand equity and by recruiting and empowering superior management teams to execute company vision and values. Gil started his career at Oil of Olay and later moved on to Sunfield Foods (now Nestle). Gil is currently a member of the Advisory Board to gDiapers and served on the Class Executive Committee and as Chief Giving Officer for the West Point Class of 1970, specifically in support of the Endowment of the National Conference on Ethics in America (NCEA). Gil is also a retired Director of the Natural Products Association, gDiapers, gloprofessional, Nest Naturals, Dreamerz, and Lightful Foods. He was the 2006 and 2015 recipient of the North Castle CEO of the Year award and the prestigious Natural Products Industry Higher Ground Award. Gil earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his M.E. from Columbia University. He is an ardent supporter and sponsor of the NCEA, Army West Point Rugby program, the Patriot Foundation Scholarship program (for Gold Star families), The Givens Memorial Library/Tufts Archived (Pinehurst NC) and the Albion (NY) HS Scholarship Trust.