About Us: Early Stage Consumer Business Development
Located in Westchester County, New York, Brand Building Ventures, LLC is an early stage angel investing and consulting company. We look for consumer goods or services companies that fulfill an unmet need in the market. Given our expertise in consumer marketing, we look for opportunities where a unique product point of difference can be levereaged. We can help via investment, fund raising, Board participation, or active management/consulting.
Parker Gilbert started Brand Building Ventures, LLC in 2004 with the hope of aiding early stage consumer goods companies realize their growth potential. Mr. Gilbert has thirteen
years of classic consumer goods marketing experience across a range of product
categories. Prior to starting Brand Building Ventures, he was Vice
President of Marketing on Banana Boat Suncare at Playtex Products, Inc. He has extensive experience in brand positioning, strategic planning, sales, operations, promotion, market research, and advertising. Mr. Gilbert has a long history of top and bottom line growth, margin enhancement and managerial success. He has received two sales awards and an Effie award for outstanding advertising. His experience spans OTC health care products, medical devices, frozen food, household cleaners, skin care, and more.
Prior to Playtex, Mr. Gilbert
held marketing positions at Pepperidge Farm and Wyeth. He received his MBA in marketing from the
Stern School of Business at NYU and an undergraduate degree in history from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Mr. Gilbert is on the Board of Directors of Liquidsky and formerly on the Board of Directors of the New York Angels and Recognia.
Stage of Investment:
Early stage with proof of concept – must have current sales of at
market with adequate size and growth potential – category must have $500
million potential. Market must have well defined distribution network.
Target Audience. Meets unmet consumer need. Changes paradigm of market. Ownable
and defensible point of difference. Does not require significant consumer behavior change.
model: Scalable. Clearly defined distribution plan. Feasible operational plan. Identification of key success criteria and key personnel needs.
Past experience in sector. Well thought out plan and strategy. Serial entrepreneur a plus. Passion
for business and prospects. Alignment
with exit strategy
40% ROI in 5 years
Send Business Plans/Executive summaries to: email@example.com
We will respond to submissions with initial thoughts within one week.
Parker Gilbert Managing Partner Brand Building Ventures, LLC 914-234-4664 firstname.lastname@example.org