May. 2021
Yellow Wood Partners Names David J. DeFilippo, Ed.D. Operating Partner

BOSTON, May 1, 2021 – Yellow Wood Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer brands and companies, today announced the appointment of David DeFilippo, a highly successful human capital executive with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, as an Operating Partner.

David spent his 25-year corporate career focused on leadership development, executive coaching and talent management in multiple sectors. David’s work has been recognized with industry awards and he regularly presents and publishes on human capital topics. He is currently a columnist for Chief Learning Officer Magazine and serves on the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Union College, his Master’s from New York University and his Doctorate with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania. David is also a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program, is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and has served as an executive coach in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education programs.

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 Consumer Operating DNA investment and operating strategy is based on utilizing the firm's functional operating resources to help maximize brand performance by driving organic growth and increasing operating efficiencies while acquiring additional brands into a limited number of platform companies in its concentrated investment portfolio. For more information, please visit