Tripp Baird is co-founder and managing partner of Builders and sits on its investment committee. He was previously the managing partner of Cloud Mountain Capital, an advisory/investment platform focused on purpose-driven consumer businesses. He was founding principal of Partnership Capital Growth (PCG), a boutique merchant bank and family of co-investment and structured equity funds, and brings a combination of investment, operational, and advisory experience with an historic focus in “healthy, active and sustainable living” companies. Tripp helped create top quartile returns across four funds at PCG and North Castle Partners (NCP). His prior experience includes NCP, a leading consumer middlemarket private equity firm focused on the health/wellness markets, Bain & Company, and Goldman Sachs Global Equities Management. He has been honored individually with Middle Market Deal of the Year honors by M&A Advisor twice in 2009 and 2011. He currently serves on the boards of Urban Remedy, The Bar Method and Traditional Medicinals. He earned dual magna cum laude A.B.s from Harvard University.
Twice a NOLS graduate, a sometimes mountaineer. Tripp enjoys surfing and SUP; is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200), an artist, snowboarder, and endurance runner. With his better half, Shana, and sons, Cillian & Ewan, he is based in San Francisco.