Pritzker hires RetailMeNot exec as vice president

Pritzker Group Venture Capital hired Sonia Nagar as vice president. Nagar joins the firm’s Chicago office from RetailMeNot, where she was vice president of product and head of mobile apps.


CHICAGO, February 2, 2016 — Pritzker Group Venture Capital today announced that Sonia Nagar has joined the firm as vice president.

Based in Pritzker Group Venture Capital’s Chicago office, Nagar is a successful technology entrepreneur bringing dynamic experience across mobile, digital media, product development, marketing and engineering. She is responsible for sourcing, diligence and oversight for the firm’s investments in consumer, enterprise and emerging technologies.

Most recently, Nagar was vice president of product and head of mobile apps for RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE), creating cross-platform strategy and leading an app redesign that earned a 2015 People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Shopping App. Nagar joined RetailMeNot in 2014 following its acquisition of Pickie, the personalized iPad e-commerce app she co-founded in 2011.

Prior to Pickie, Nagar was a senior associate for Booz & Company leading post-merger integration and growth strategy for digital media and retail clients. Previously she worked in product management, investment banking, and engineering roles with Amazon, Goldman Sachs and General Motors.

“Our mission at Pritzker Group Venture Capital is to help entrepreneurs achieve greatness. Sonia’s invaluable entrepreneurial and operational experience is a great fit for our growing team,” said Chris Girgenti, Pritzker Group Venture Capital managing partner.

Nagar holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was one of four women nominated for a Fitzie Foundation Award.

About Pritzker Group

Pritzker Group, led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker, has three principal investment teams: Private Capital, which acquires and operates leading North America-based companies; Venture Capital, which provides multi-stage venture funding to technology companies throughout the United States; and Asset Management, which partners with top-performing investment managers across global public markets.

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