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JB Handley

Advisory Board member

J.B. Handley is a co-founder and former Managing Director of Swander Pace Capital, a private equity firm focused on middlemarket consumer products companies. The firm manages over $1.5 billion through six separate private equity funds raised in 1996. He served as Chairman or served on the Board of more than twenty private companies, including Totes-Isotoner, Terra Chips, ReNew Life Formulas, Reef Holdings (footwear), Fleischmann’s Vinegar Co., and the International Fiber Corporation. Earlier in his career, J.B. was a management consultant. He retired in 2013. J.B. received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, majoring in East Asian Studies and Economics.


Job Title

Handley Capital Management - Managing Partner