Ellen Marram is a member of Brock Capital Group LLC and is the president of the Barnegat Group LLC, her business advisory firm. From 2000–2005, she was a Managing Director of North Castle Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in healthy living and aging where she served as Chairman of several portfolio companies. She currently serves as an operating advisor to North Castle and to Physic Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Ms. Marram was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana and the Tropicana Beverage Group from 1993–1998. she transformed the business from a Florida juice company to a market driven, health-focused global juice business, number one in worldwide sales and profits. During her tenure, Tropicana nearly tripled its shareholder value and was sold to PepsiCo in 1998 for $3.3 billion. From 1988–1993, Ms. Marram was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nabisco Biscuit Company where she consistently produced strong revenue and profit growth in a highly leveraged environment. Under her vision and direction the company launched the highly successful SnackWell’s line which pioneered low-fat snacking.
Ms. Marram is a director of Ford Motor Company, The New York Times Company, and Eli Lilly and Company as well as several private companies and non-profit institutions.
Ms. Marram received her BA from Wellesley College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.