Hunt is an Operating Partner at Sunrise Strategic Partners, where he’s responsible for commercial diligence relative to potential investments and supporting current portfolio businesses with their commercial strategies.
Hunt is a seasoned veteran in the field, with over 25 years of senior executive CPG experience. Prior to joining Sunrise Strategic Partners, he led all commercial teams, strategies, and efforts at Justin’s Nut Butter and ONE Brands to successful exits to Hormel Foods and The Hershey Company . Hunt also held senior leadership positions at IZZE Beverage Company which exited to Pepsi, Jones Soda, Snikiddy, and Ancient Harvest.
Hunt is also a board member for Quinn Snacks, an investor in several CPG businesses, and a mentor to other executives in the industry.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver.
What area(s) of focus would you most like to address with your mentees?
Commercial strategy and management/building the right organizational structure/preparing for exit
How do you plan to structure your monthly meetings?
Combination of structured programs with assignments for following meeting and unstructured relative to mentees bringing questions/topics of their own to discuss
Finally, who would be an ideal mentee for you in this program, given your areas of expertise and experience?
Founder/Management Leader looking for guidance on the above areas where I believe I can add value. Preference would be for a business that has existing Proof of Concept ($5MM+ in revenue) and established customer base.