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Sonya Brown, General Partner

Sonya Brown

General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Sonya Brown, a General Partner with Norwest Venture Partners, co-leads its private equity practice. She focuses on investing in consumer products, consumer and business services, retail, restaurants and franchise concepts. She’s also a major advocate for female entrepreneurs, and has a track record of investing in several female-founded companies.

Her current investments include Bailey 44 and Kendra Scott (recapitalized by Berkshire Partners).  Sonya is responsible for Norwest’s investments in PCA Skin (acquired by Colgate-Palmolive) and The Learning Experience (acquired by Golden Gate Capital). She is a board observer at Madison Reed. Sonya was previously at Summit Partners, a private equity firm with over $11 billion under management, where she worked for nine years in the Boston office and was responsible for leading the firm’s Consumer and Internet Industry Group in North America