Prior to William Hood & Company, Jill was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for The Nature’s Bounty Co., the largest pure-play manufacturer and marketer of health and wellness products in the world. Her global role focused on M&A, Corporate Development and Growth Strategy. In this capacity, she led a variety of highly complex, prioritized transactions and projects including the sale of The Nature’s Bounty Company from The Carlyle Group to KKR and the sale of U.K. based retailer Holland & Barrett from The Carlyle Group to Letter1 Retail representing two of the largest M&A transactions ever within the nutritional supplement industry. Jill also played critical roles in the acquisitions by Nature’s Bounty of Dr. Organic, Best Bar Ever and in the company’s joint venture with By-Health in China.
During her tenure at The Nature’s Bounty Co., Jill also held a variety of operational leadership roles including managing the Nature’s Bounty, Pure Protein, Body Fortress and Met-Rx brands, as well as the company’s Private Label business.
Jill’s passion for brands combined with her retailer relationships resulted in her driving a number of the key strategic growth opportunities behind the success of the Nature’s Bounty Company in recent years. While managing the Nature’s Bounty brand Jill successfully created and launched the Optimal Solutions line including its flagship product Hair, Skin and Nails, the current market leader in women’s health supplements and the fastest growing line extension in the company’s history with over $100M in revenue. She was also responsible for the turn-around of Pure Protein, the company’s most successful active nutrition brand.
Prior to joining The Nature’s Bounty Co., Jill was the Brand Director for natural skincare line Naturopathica Holistic Health. In that role Jill was responsible for product design, marketing and distribution.
Jill received a B.S. in Business Law from South Hampton College and Salve Regina University