PowerPlant Partners promotes Cicoletti to COO

Cicoletti joined the firm in 2021 as head of investor relations and marketing.

  • Cicoletti’s first role at PowerPlant was head of IR and marketing
  • The firm also promoted and Jigar Majmundar to VP
  • PowerPlant closed its third fund at $330m last year

PowerPlant Partners, a growth equity firm focused on food and food-related companies that are better for people and the planet, has promoted Kathryn Cicoletti to chief operating partner. She joined the firm in 2021 as head of investor relations and marketing.

Photo of Kathryn Cicoletti, COO, PowerPlant Partners.
Kathryn Cicoletti, PowerPlant Partners

In her new role Cicoletti works closely with the managing partners and executive team on running the firm, which is co-located in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She leads investor relations, firm growth strategy and marketing. She is also responsible for all aspects related to institutionalizing impact and ESG initiatives for the firm, including building industry-standard frameworks and spearheading the firm’s initiatives into climate-focused investment themes beyond the plant-based consumer sector.

“As we reflected on PowerPlant’s last eight years of expansion combined with Kathryn’s insights on impact and sustainability-focused investing, we decided we needed a leader dedicated to our next phase of growth,” PowerPlant managing partners Dan Gluck and Mark Rampolla said in a statement.

The firm also promoted Jigar Majmundar to vice president

PowerPlant’s investments include Beyond Meat, Thrive Market, Ripple, Veggie Grill, Apeel Sciences, Liquid Death, Miyoko’s Creamery, Vive Organic and Partake Brewing.