Former Nutrition Business Journal Leader Joins Silverwood Partners As Industry Advisor

Patrick Rea

SHERBORN, Mass. — Silverwood Partners is pleased to announce that Patrick Rea has joined Silverwood Partners as an Industry Advisor, further enhancing the firm’s expertise and experience in the $35 billion U.S. dietary supplements sector.  Mr. Rea brings over 16 years’ experience in the nutrition industry through his work with Nutrition Business Journal, New Hope Natural Media and Health Business Partners.  Patrick is the founder of HBP2, a firm that provides strategic consulting services for start-ups, high growth and large multi-nationals in, or interested in, the nutrition industry.

Prior to forming HBP2, Mr. Rea was Publisher & Editorial Director of Nutrition Business Journal.  During his tenure at NBJ, he was instrumental in doubling the size of The NBJ Summit, an executive retreat for CEOs, thought-leaders and investors in the nutrition industry.  His work at NBJ and as Co-Chair of The NBJ Summit led the Natural Products Association to name Patrick as its Industry Champion Award winner in 2012 for efforts on behalf of the industry.

While at NBJ, Patrick was also the Market Leader for the Supply and Club Industry groups at New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, Inc., where he drove double-digit growth for his division in a challenging B2B media business climate.  New Hope is the largest B2B media and tradeshow-company in the natural products industry and is the producer of the Natural Products Expo West and East, Nutracon and Engredea tradeshows.

Patrick began his career in the nutrition industry at Health Business Partners, a boutique investment and financial services firm, in 1998 as a senior at Brown University.  He graduated later that year with degrees in Organizational Behavior Management and Geological Sciences.

“I am very excited to join the Silverwood Partners team and grow their focus on the dietary supplement sector.  Many great business opportunities remain in this important healthcare sector,” noted Patrick Rea.

“Patrick is a great addition to the Silverwood Partners Consumer team and his expertise in the growing dietary supplements sector will be directly relevant to the increasing client interest in Silverwood Partners’ deep Healthy Living consumer practice led by Michael Burgmaier and Nicolas McCoy.  We look forward to working with Patrick as we further deepen and strengthen Silverwood’s strategic advisory capabilities for our clients,” said Jonathan Hodson-Walker, Managing Partner, Silverwood Partners.

About Silverwood Partners

Silverwood Partners is a sector-focused investment bank that provides M&A and private capital raising advisory services to consumer, technology and healthcare companies.  Silverwood delivers acquisition, divestiture or corporate sale advisory, strategic-financial advisory and private financing services to companies in its targeted industry sectors.  For additional information, visit Silverwood’s Website.