Mr. Hartong III is the Chairman & CEO of Brynwood Partners' three most recent funds (Brynwood V, VI and VII) and also chairs the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hartong III joined Brynwood in 2004 as a Managing Partner after the divestiture of Lincoln Snacks Company, a Brynwood III portfolio company where he was the President & CEO from 1998 until 2004. Prior to joining Lincoln Snacks, Mr. Hartong III was Vice President of Marketing for Activision (Nasdaq: ATVI), a well-known videogame developer. Mr. Hartong III also held various sales and marketing roles at Baskin Robbins USA Co. and Nestlé USA, Inc. prior to joining Activision.
Mr. Hartong III currently serves as Chairman of the following active Brynwood Partners investments: Back to Nature Foods Company, LLC, Harvest Hill Beverage Company, Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta Company, Pearson Candy Company and Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
Mr. Hartong III holds a B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.