Brent KnudsenBoard Member
Brent Knudsen is Managing Partner and founder of Partnership Capital Growth, a leading merchant bank focused on healthy living, healthcare, and values-focused businesses. He is also a founding partner in KC LLC, an early stage investor focused on “change the world” businesses. Prior to founding Partnership Capital Growth in 2006, Brent was an original partner at North Castle Partners, a leading private equity firm targeting investments in healthy living. Prior to joining North Castle in 1997, Brent invested in and ran a number of growth companies in the healthy living arena including GolfWeb (sold to CBS Sportsline), Full Force (sold to Specialized Bicycles) and Newport Surf Company (sold to Pacific Eyes & T’s). From 1985 to 1994, Brent served as the original Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Price Club and Costco Wholesale prior to, during, and after the merger of the two companies. During his tenure, the company grew from a small San Diego retailer to an international business with over $25B in revenue (over $150B today). From 1983 to 1985, Brent was a senior consultant with Bain & Company, where he focused primarily on health care. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English from the University of Utah; he also attended Harvard Law School and Brigham Young University.