Shawn W. Kravetz is President of Esplanade Capital LLC, a Boston-based investment management company. Esplanade Capital was founded to manage capital for a small number of like-minded families, private investors, and institutions. The firm manages two private investment partnerships: Esplanade Capital Partners I LLC and Esplanade Capital Electron Partners LP. Esplanade Capital is focused on a handful of sectors, including: retail, consumer products, casino gaming, business services, education, and solar power. Prior to founding Esplanade Capital, Mr. Kravetz was a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a leading strategy consulting boutique, where he advised chief executives on corporate strategy. Prior to Parthenon, Mr. Kravetz was Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at The CML Group, where he oversaw activities at subsidiaries including NordicTrack, The Nature Company, and Smith & Hawken. Mr. Kravetz received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar. Mr. Kravetz received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, magna cum laude.