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Boston, MA - Yellow Wood Partners, a consumer focused private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin McCafferty to Principal. Kevin will continue cultivating key relationships, leading the sourcing of new investment partnerships, and driving the investment process and deal execution as well as helping the firm’s portfolio companies expand their businesses.

“We are thrilled to promote Kevin as he has been an integral part of Yellow Wood”, said Dana Schmaltz, Partner of Yellow Wood.  “Kevin’s combination of operating and investment experience fits very well with Yellow Wood’s strategy.  He has been instrumental in advancing our deal sourcing initiatives and enhancing our outreach.”

Kevin joined Yellow Wood in 2014 as a Vice President. His past experience includes operating roles at Superior Cake Products, a wholesale bakery focused on the dessert segment, where he was the Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to Superior Cake, Kevin was a Principal at New England Capital Partners, where he sourced and executed private equity investments.  Previously, Kevin worked at the Monitor Group as a strategy consultant.  Kevin graduated from Harvard University and received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he graduated as a Tuck Scholar with high distinction.


Yellow Wood Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer products brands and companies. The Yellow Wood approach places a greater focus on industry knowledge of the consumer space as well as the firm’s functional operational capabilities in the selection, diligence and management of the firm’s investments. Yellow Wood has also established a more appropriate alignment of interests among all the stakeholders in the firm, including the operating management teams of their portfolio companies, their private equity investors and the Yellow Wood principals. And so, Yellow Wood was created with the motto: “Taking the road less traveled in private equity.” For more information, please visit: