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Ward Waesche Associate Director of Finance

Ward joins Propeller with extensive finance, accounting, strategy and valuation experience with a focus on consumer & retail.  Prior to joining Propeller, Ward was a Senior Advisor at TaraPaige Group, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in the retail and hospitality sectors.  There, he was responsible for working directly with clients on financial management, strategy, and business planning.

Before TaraPaige Group, Ward helped launch Just Real Foods, a natural/specialty packaged food company with brands sold throughout the country in retail chains such as Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, and Kroger. At Just Real Foods he served as Director of Finance, where he built and managed the finance and operational activities for the brand as a whole.  He also helped assist the company through several equity financings.

His finance career began at Capstone Headwaters (formerly Headwaters MB) as an M&A analyst on their Industrials team where he worked on middle-market transactions in the food ingredient, environmental remediation, and chemicals & plastics sectors. 

Ward graduated Cum Laude from the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Finance and Accounting.