Ann Sardini

Advisor 

Ann’s 20+ years of experience in senior financial management positions for health and wellness businesses, as well as branded consumer products and media companies, brings an extensive multi-faceted perspective to the consumer-oriented healthcare sector.  From 2002 until her retirement in 2012, Ann served as the CFO of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NASDAQ:  WW), a leading weight-loss and wellness company.  Prior to Weight Watchers, she served as the CFO of VitaminShoppe.com, Inc. (NYSE:  VSI) from 1999 to 2001, and as executive vice president and CFO for the Children's Television Workshop from 1995 to 1999. In addition, Ann held finance positions ranging from controller to CFO at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries, and the National Broadcasting Company. 

In 2015, Ann and the Managing Partner of Grant Avenue Capital partnered together on an investment in Ideal Protein, a clinically-driven health and wellness business, where she is currently the Board Chair.  In addition, Ann serves as a Director and Committee Chair on the boards of two public companies: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS), where she was lead independent director, and Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR).  She has also been named on the WomenInc list of 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors. Through her consulting practice, she serves on Advisory Boards of early- and mid-stage technology-based consumer goods and services companies, including in the pet health space, life-stage planning, and sustainable direct-to-consumer segments. Previously she advised LearnVest.comto a successful exit and was a Board member of Promise Project Fund for the City of New York.

Ann has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

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