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Hero Cosmetics is a leading skincare and acne care brand helping consumers regain their skin confidence with innovative, safe-and-effective products.
Onda is a ready-to-drink sparkling tequila beverage made with real blanco tequila with only 100 calories, zero sugar and zero carbs.
The INKEY List is an ingredient-led, premium skincare, using knowledge and technology to empower consumers.
Lesser Evil is a healthy organic snack brand focused on simple ingredients, minimal processing, and tasty flavors that delight the entire family.
$10 - $50+ Million
$10 - $30+ Million
Wine & Spirits
Trevor is a founder and partner at Aria where he oversees current and prospective investments and works closely with Aria’s partner brands including Onda, The Inkey List and LesserEvil.
Prior to Aria, Trevor was a co-founding partner at Alliance Consumer Growth where he co-led the firm through three successful funds and over 22 investments in leading consumer brands from 2011 to 2019. At Alliance, Trevor served on the board of brands including: BarkThins (acquired by Hershey), OUAI Haircare (acquired by P&G); Evol Foods (acquired by Boulder Brands), LOLA, Clio, among others. While at Alliance, Trevor was named to Fortune Magazine’s 40-Under-40, which recognizes the most influential young people in business and to Forbes’ list of Top Dealmakers in the Consumer Industry.
Previously, Trevor worked in the North American buyouts group at TPG Capital, Harvest Partners, and began his career in the M&A group at Lehman Brothers. Trevor received a B.A. in political science from Northwestern where he was the captain of the men’s division-I varsity soccer team.
Trevor resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Jackie is a founder and partner at Aria and oversees current and prospective investments. Jackie currently serves as a board observer at Onda and The Inkey List.
Prior to Aria, Jackie was an investor at CAVU Venture Partners from 2016-2020, where she was the first investment team hire in New York. Jackie led diligence and managed portfolio companies through three funds and served on the boards of Skinny Dipped Almonds, Bulletproof, Poppi, Chef’s Cut (acquired by Sonoma Brands) and WTRMLN WTR (acquired by Caribé Juice).
Prior to CAVU Ventures Jackie was an investor at BrandProject where she oversaw the firm’s investments in Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Daily Harvest and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh).
Previously, Jackie worked at L Catterton, TRAUB and began her career at UBS Investment Bank in the Consumer Products & Retail group. Jackie graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jackie resides in Brooklyn with her husband and her two sons.
Dan is a senior associate at Aria and focuses on deal sourcing, investment execution and diligence, and partner company support.
Prior to Aria, Dan was on the investment team at L Catterton where he evaluated opportunities across the Consumer, Retail, and Technology industries and provided support to L Catterton's portfolio companies.
Dan began his career at Barclays in the Consumer Retail investment banking coverage group. He received a B.S. in Finance from Boston College.
Patrick is the Vice President of Finance & CCO at Aria. Patrick has broadly worked in the private equity industry since 2007. Before joining Aria, Patrick was the VP of Finance for Blue Road Capital, a New York-based agricultural-focused private equity firm. Prior to Blue Road Capital, Patrick worked at The Rohatyn Group in their private equity emerging markets group. Previously, Patrick was employed by Deutsche Bank in their private equity direct clean tech group and private equity secondaries group. Patrick started his career at Ernst & Young LLP in their asset management audit practice.
Patrick is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and graduated from Pace University with a B.B.A. in Public Accounting. Patrick resides in New York.
Founder, Izba consulting; ops and supply chain expert for mirror, hubble, flex,unilever
Co-founder, bloomi; co-founder, rae wellness; strategy lead at target
CO-FOUNDER, CARE/OF; VP MARKETING, FINANCE & ANALYTICS, BONOBOS
DIRECTOR OF AMAZON, HERO COSMETICS; HEAD OF AMAZON, MUTESIX
Founder / CEO, Hero Cosmetics
COMPANY CEO, CARAVAN; SVP OWN BRAND, H.E.B.; CMO, PETCO; SVP MERCHANDISING, 7/11
FOUNDER/CEO, BARKTHINS; FOUNDER/CEO, CODY-KRAMER IMPORTS
Aria Growth invests in Ultra Violette, a global prestige SPF-based skincare brand, to help grow and expand into North America.
Aria Growth invests in LesserEvil to continue expansion and growth of the brand's successful organic popcorn and salty snacks.
The brand is launching a new dermatologist-developed range called Supersolutions with 5 new products based on consumer feedback.
High-Growth Pimple Patch Brand Hero Cosmetics Speeds To $630M Deal With Church & Dwight
Trevor Nelson discusses Aria's recent beauty investments, the moves early-stage founders can make to attract investor attention and the challenges brands are currently facing.
The minority investment will fuel The Inkey List's global expansion in North America and Asia as well as its home continent of Europe.
Beauty Independent talked to Aria’s Founders about the ever-evolving the Beauty category.
Sparkling tequila soda brand Onda has closed a $5 million Series A round led by Aria Growth Partners and beverage entrepreneur Clayton Christopher, the company announced last week.