"We believe in great people, great ideas, and great products. We believe in the values of hard work and high energy in our day to day quest of finding the brands of the future in a world that celebrates innovation, imagination, and inclusivity."
Marigay has over 20 years of senior operating experience at the pinnacle of luxury retailing. After launching her career at Estée Lauder in Europe, Marigay joined Harrods, the preeminent luxury retailer in London. Over 15 years, she helped to develop and execute the buying and product strategy, advancing to become the store’s Chief Merchant. Harrods attracted a greater share of luxury clients through the implementation of her strategic vision and direction on exclusivity. In 2013, after a successful career at Harrods, Marigay moved to New York to become the President of Saks Fifth Avenue. At Saks, she evolved a new vision for the iconic retailer's luxury and positioning platform, new branding and packaging development, and a luxury launch platform for new brands. She founded MMLuxe Consulting in 2015 working with Related, Blackstone, American Express, and Value Retail as clients. She then co-founded Fernbrook where she has been actively venture investing (alongside her consulting practice) for the last few years in tech and consumer brands.
William F. Detwiler
"Relying on our global relationship networks and conducting thorough diligence, Fernbrook invests with confidence knowing that the people and technologies driving our companies will sustain and enhance future growth."
Bill is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fernbrook Capital
Management. Bill has been an advisor and investor in the consumer and retail industry since 2003 and has over 25 years of finance, investing and legal expertise.
Prior to Fernbrook, Bill was Chief Investment Officer of United Safety
Ltd., a global provider of industrial safety services and equipment to
many of the world’s largest energy companies. Bill developed and
executed a global strategic growth plan, completed equity and debt
recapitalizations, and implemented operational efficiencies across
finance and administrative functions.
In 2003, Bill co-founded Watch Hill Partners, a New York-based
merchant banking firm, where he advised and invested across the
consumer and retail sector and other industries. After selling Watch
Hill to FBR Capital Markets in 2011, Bill co-founded Three Ocean
Partners, an investment banking firm based in New York. While at those firms, Bill led investments in Beautycounter, Tory Burch, OfficeTiger and other private equity and venture capital transactions. He is a registered representative of Wavecrest Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), an unaffiliated entity of Fernbrook.
Prior to starting Watch Hill, Bill was an M&A attorney in New York and
Philadelphia, and he started his career at Price Waterhouse. He holds
a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Computer
Science from Trinity College, and a J.D. from the Villanova University
School of Law. He is a member of the New York bar.