Partner, Highland Consumer Partners
Chapter Board - New England
David Krauser is a Partner with 12 years of private equity experience in both equity and leveraged transactions. He currently leads investments in the retail, consumer goods and services sectors, with a particular interest in vertically integrated brands, experience-based retail, health and wellness, pet products and services, and e-commerce. David is actively involved in Highland Consumer Partner's investments in Silk Therapeutics, Ren's Pets Depot, Pharmaca, and PetIQ (formally True Science), and prior to IPO/exit, was active with Trupanion, Merrick Pet Care, J.McLaughlin, Pinkberry and Life+Gear.
David joined Highland Consumer as an Associate in 2007. Prior to Highland, David worked at CapitalSource Finance LLC, a commercial finance company,where he provided senior cash flow loans, mezzanine debt, and equity co-investments to support private equity buyouts of retail and consumer products companies. David began his career at Wellington Management, a global asset management firm. While at Wellington, he worked with the firm’s corporate pension and government entity clients to open, monitor, and analyze separate accounts and multi-asset portfolios.
David currently lives in Sudbury with his wife and four children. David is an avid sports fan, but keeps a low profile as a Yankees fan in Red Sox Nation. A former collegiate pitcher, he has a passion for baseball, but also enjoys boxing, swimming, and cross-country skiing. Other interests include craft beer, music, and travel. Lastly, David sits on the board of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) - New England Chapter. PCA is a national non-profit developing "Better Athletes, Better People" by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.