Board Of Trustees
Mike Mauze - 1st Term
Michael Mauzé has served as VMG’s Chairman of the Board since March 2021. Mike co-founded VMG Partners in 2005 and currently focuses on all aspects of VMG Growth’s investment strategy, execution, and portfolio company management. Mike serves on the Boards of Ilegal Mezcal, Little Freddie, Spindrift and Stone Brewing and was previously on the Boards of babyganics, Bare Snacks, Justin’s, Kernel Season’s, KIND, Mighty Leaf Tea, Nature’s Bakery, Perfect Snacks, Pirate Brands, Pretzel Crisps, Smashmallow, Speck Products, Timbuk2 and Waggin’ Train. Prior to co-founding VMG, Mike was a Managing Director at TSG Consumer Partners. Prior to joining TSG, Mike was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers advising consumer and retail companies in M&A and capital raising activities.
Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mike was an investment banker in the mergers and acquisitions group of PaineWebber, with a special focus on consumer and retail industries. Mike received his A.B. in Economics from Davidson College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Mike is a former Board Chair of SFJAZZ.