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Leigh Hudson

  • Managing Director
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Leigh has advised founders, owners and CEOs of companies across Consumer categories including Food & Beverage, Specialty and Multi- Channel Retail, Branded Consumer Products and Restaurants, among others. In addition to her advisory work, Leigh has also been an active investor and Board Director in several privately held consumer companies.

Prior to joining Headwaters MB (now Capstone Headwaters) in 2015, Leigh was a Managing Director and Head of Consumer at Viant Capital, an Investment Banking firm in San Francisco. Her clients included Food and Beverage, Organic and Healthy Living, Multi-Channel Retail, and Restaurant companies, among others. Prior to joining Viant Capital, Leigh was a Founding Partner at Vrolyk & Company, a boutique Investment Banking firm based in San Francisco focused on advising privately held companies primarily in the Consumer category. 

Leigh started her Investment Banking career with Drexel Burnham Lambert in the Corporate Finance Group in New York City working on a wide range of public and private transactions for middle market companies. 


University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - MBA - Finance

Stanford University - BS - Engineering

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 7 Registered General Securities Representative

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative


Industry Coverage

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