May. 2022
Yellow Wood Partners Announces Two Team Promotions

BOSTON, May 1, 2022 – Yellow Wood Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer brands and companies, today announced the promotions of Payton McVey to Principal and Amrutha (“Ammu”) Mandalap to Vice President.

Dana Schmaltz, Partner of Yellow Wood Partners, said, "We are proud to recognize Payton and Ammu, both of whom have made significant contributions to the firm.” Dana added, “The continued growth and development of our team deepens our ability to drive sustainable brand value through operational excellence and serves to further our goal of being the partner of choice for investors and business owners in the consumer brands industry.”

Payton McVey

Payton joined Yellow Wood in 2017 as an Associate. He was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2019 and again to Vice President in early 2021. During his time as a Senior Associate, he completed a secondment in an operating role at our portfolio company, Scholl's Wellness Company.  Previously, he was an Analyst at William Blair & Co. and began his career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche. Peyton received an Honors BS in Business Administration from The Citadel.

Amrutha Mandalap

Ammu joined Yellow Wood Partners in 2019 as an Associate and was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2021. Previously, Ammu was an Associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at BMO Capital Markets, where she worked on various M&A and capital raising transactions. She received a BA in Business, Entrepreneurships, and Organizations, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

About Yellow Wood Partners

Yellow Wood Partners is a Boston-based private investment firm that invests exclusively in the consumer industry in the middle market. The firm seeks to acquire branded consumer products that sell into a variety of consumer channels, including mass, drug, food, specialty, value, club and e-commerce. Yellow Wood’s investment and operating strategy is based on utilizing the firm’s Consumer Operating DNA strategy which brings functional operating resources to maximize brand performance by driving organic growth and increasing operating efficiencies in a limited number of platform entities which also incorporate highly accretive add-on acquisitions to drive growth and increased equity value. For more information, please visit