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Encore Consumer Capital promotes Kevin Murphy and Bill Shen

Encore Consumer Capital has promoted Kevin Murphy to managing director and Bill Shen to director.

Murphy is a board member of Encore investments Atlantic Aqua Farms, MyChelle, Tarte and ThunderWorks. He has been with Encore since soon after the firm's founding in 2005.
Robert Brown, Encore co-founder and managing director, says: "Kevin was our first key hire and is a great asset to the firm.  He is a strong leader of our investments and a great partner to our management teams.  We are thrilled to promote him to managing director."
Prior to joining Encore Murphy worked at Genstar Capital. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Shen is a board member of Encore investments Brownie Brittle, California Splendor, Ciao Bella and The Quinoa Corporation.
Prior to Encore, he led corporate development for Nest Collective, a natural and organic consumer products company. Shen began his career at Swander Pace & Company (later acquired by Kurt Salmon), a strategy consulting firm servicing food, beverage, apparel, and retail clients, where he was a member of the firm's private equity practice and worked on multiple consumer transactions. After Kurt Salmon, Shen led the food and beverage practice of a boutique investment bank. 

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