Hemlock Partners

Clara Veniard.  Founding Partner. Prior to launching a search to acquire a business, Clara worked at Amazon where she led marketing and product management for Amazon Family, Prime’s membership program for families and worked in Amazon’s Consumable and Healthcare Pet product business. Previously, she worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as a business consultant, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Clara is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, Clara loves the outdoors, cooking (she once owned a food catering business and comes from a family with generations of experience in food!), traveling and spending time with her three little girls and husband.  Although she is a longtime Seattle resident, she is fluent in Spanish and French, is conversant in Portuguese and Mandarin, and has lived in 7 countries, including 5 years in China.