As an Investment Associate at Enlightened Hospitality Investments, Lauren focuses on sourcing, structuring and diligence of new investments and works alongside existing Partner companies on strategic and growth initiatives. Previously, Lauren was an Associate at consumer-focused private equity fund Centerview Capital. There, she worked primarily on an M&A roll-up strategy for The Simply Good Foods Company (NASDAQ:SMPL), which the fund had taken public via a SPAC. Prior to Centerview Capital, Lauren worked in investment banking at Centerview Partners, where she advised companies in the CPG, Restaurant, Retail, and Consumer Technology sectors. Lauren received a bachelor’s degree with Honors in American Studies from Yale College, where she was an All-American fencer and team captain.