Josh co-founded Alliance Consumer Growth and together with his partners they have built ACG into one of the leading consumer growth investment funds in the United States. Josh oversees current and prospective investments for ACG, and currently serves on the board of directors of Tender Greens, Snooze A.M. Eatery, PDQ Restaurants, Tata Harper and Pacifica Beauty. He also led ACG’s investments in Harry’s Inc. and Blaze Pizza. Previously he served on the boards of Suja Juice (acquired by The Coca-Cola Company), Babyganics (acquired by SC Johnson) and Shake Shack (completed an IPO as NYSE: SHAK).
In 2015 ACG was named as the top consumer-focused growth equity firm in America by GrowthCap. Also in 2015, Josh was included in Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes the most influential young people in business. In 2013, 2014 and 2017 Josh was recognized by Forbes as one the 25 Most Influential “Kingmakers & Catalysts” in the consumer-retail industry. He has also been named one of the top “40 Under 40” investors in growth equity.
Prior to co-founding ACG, Josh led a consumer and retail-focused private investment group, and earlier in his career he worked for Lehman Brothers. He holds an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School, and a BA with honors from Wesleyan University. Josh is also a member of board of directors of KIPP LA Schools, a nationally-recognized public charter school network serving over 6,000 students annually.