ProfileCarole began her career in natural foods over twenty years ago, as an analyst in the then nascent natural foods industry. As one of the first analysts to cover Whole Foods, she has had a front row seat as the story of this now powerful sector has emerged. Carole has worked as a consumer equity analyst on the sell-side with RBC Capital Markets and on the buy-side with The Boston Company. In 2008, Carole left financial services, taking a leadership role in corporate finance and investor relations with Gaiam, Inc. In 2010, Carole was asked to come to Boulder Brands as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations. While there, Carole identified and led the acquisition of 4 companies over her first 3 years which came to represent almost 75% of Boulder Brands sales. Concurrent to this role, Carole served as Managing Director of Boulder Brands Investment Group from 2013 to 2015. Carole’s research and financial background in natural foods, combined with her experience in acquisitions within the industry make her an integral part of the BIGR team. Carole sits or has sat on the Boards of Temple Turmeric, EPIC and Bonafide Provisions.