Kathryn Towns

Executive Partner

Kathryn Towns is an Executive Partner at HCI where she advises portfolio companies on marketing, branding and communication strategies. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Towns has assisted companies in repositioning their brands to the forefront of highly competitive markets in order to prepare them for hyper-growth. She brings a depth of expertise in brand transformations, brand acquisition alignment, value proposition analysis, communication & lead generation, marketing automation, marketing technology optimization and E-Commerce strategies.

Previously, Ms. Towns worked with former HCI portfolio company, Delaney Hardware, where she effectively executed a rebrand transformation as well as established the e-commerce channel strategy and partnerships which resulted in market recognition, growth goal achievement and an exit in 2019.

Ms. Towns’ previous experience also includes a 10-year tenure at a Robert Bosch subsidiary, Freud America, where she spearheaded the marketing efforts and developed the in-house marketing team to achieve annual double-digit growth. During her tenure, she led the successful expansion into multiple new product line categories and new customer markets; establishing the company’s Diablo brand as the leader in its industry.

Ms. Towns is a graduate of Georgia State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification program.

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