Under the Canopy Founder Joins the 6Pacific Team

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Eco-Lifestyle Pioneer Marci Zaroff to Become Operating Partner at 6Pacific

6Pacific Group

Our new partnership with Marci Zaroff continues our strategy of providing a powerful combination of operational experience, industry resources, and a broad network of relationships for the benefit of our partner companies

Today 6Pacific Group announced that Marci Zaroff has become an Advisor and Operating Partner after spending over two decades as a leader and change maker in the natural/organic food, beauty and apparel/home fashion industries. Zaroff will play an instrumental role in the firm’s principal investing business and will focus on high growth consumer lifestyle sectors, including Ecofashion, natural beauty/personal care, spa and other sectors where sustainability and social consciousness trends are creating rapid growth.

In 1996, Zaroff coined and trademarked the term “Ecofashion”, then founded sustainable lifestyle brand Under the Canopy. She is featured in the newly released book “ECO AMAZONS: 20 Women Who Are Transforming the World” and is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute.

"Our new partnership with Marci Zaroff continues our strategy of providing a powerful combination of operational experience, industry resources, and a broad network of relationships for the benefit of our partner companies," said John Barrymore, Managing Partner of 6Pacific. "With over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, innovation and operations in the natural/organic products and fashion/beauty industries, Marci brings a wealth of industry expertise to 6Pacific."

In addition to being an internationally-respected keynote speaker and Producer of an upcoming documentary called “THREAD”, Zaroff currently serves as CMSO of the Portico Brand Group, which owns Under the Canopy, Portico, and FASE, another company founded by Zaroff. A Director/Advisor on numerous Boards, including the Organic Trade Association, Fair Trade USA, Textile Exchange, AllergyKids Foundation and Teens Turning Green, Zaroff has been instrumental in driving environmental compliance and social justice worldwide. Prior to Under the Canopy, Marci received a business degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, then Co-Founded “The Institute for Integrative Nutrition”, which is currently the world’s largest nutrition school.

“Marci’s passion, vision and experience add tremendous depth to our knowledge base and will provide 6Pacific with broader reach into a variety of Eco-Lifestyle categories,” added Tom Newmark, Chairman of 6Pacific. “We’ve known Marci for many years, and it is a true blessing to be able to collaborate with her more closely.”

About 6Pacific Group

6Pacific Group is a merchant banking firm focused in the consumer industry, with deep experience in sectors such as health/nutrition, food/beverage, fashion apparel and personal care products. 6Pacific Group has three operating units: Equity Investments, Special M&A Advisory and Corporate Partnering. The Equity Investments group makes direct equity investments in small, rapidly-growing consumer companies.  Special M&A Advisory provides M&A and financing advisory in select situations to clients requiring deep industry knowledge. Corporate Partnering arranges and participates in many forms of corporate collaborations. 6Pacific Group has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Copenhagen and Costa Rica. For more information about 6Pacific Group, visit http://www.6pacificgroup.com.

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