Stacy Ruchlamer has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, focusing on the consumer sector. She was the Specialty Retail Analyst at Shearson Lehman Brothers from 1984 to 1993, and was ranked #1 on Institutional Investor's “All American Research Team” each year from 1988 to 1992, among the youngest analysts to ever achieve this award. She was also listed on Crain's 40 under 40. Known as a stock picker, Stacy was lauded for getting her Institutional Investor clients into winning stocks as well as advising them on getting out. She developed a consumer franchise, working on a multitude of investment banking transactions as well as managing money for the firm. She served on the Board of Directors of Stein Mart, Inc., The Icing and New West Eyeworks. In 1993, Stacy founded and served as General Partner of The Consumer Fund, one of the early sector hedge funds. She successfully managed the fund for 8 years while simultaneously advising two large hedge funds. Over the last decade, Stacy has consulted for private consumer companies on strategy, growth initiatives and capital raising. Throughout her career, she has been active in the non-profit arena, spearheading programs to improve literacy in children and instill a love of reading. Stacy is a graduate of Union College. She and her husband Antoine have three children. Areas of interest: Social Responsibility and Business Strategy, Brand Development, Women and Leadership.