Will McClelland is Chief Operating Officer of Grace Beauty and Principal of the company’s strategic investment portfolio, Grace Beauty Capital. Will is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Grace Beauty’s core retail distribution business and for the management of the company’s early-stage, seed and venture investments.
Grace Beauty’s mission is to understand the evolving consumer retail experience while partnering with world class brands and entrepreneurs to best deliver outstanding products to market. The company not only distributes consumer products into over 25,000 points of sale in the food, drug and mass retail channels, but also provides full sales, marketing and product development support to its manufacturing partners within the beauty industry.
Grace Beauty Capital was founded as a private family office to make strategic investments in emerging consumer retail, consumer technology and data analytics companies, leveraging Grace Beauty’s retail expertise and infrastructure to help entrepreneurs successfully grow their businesses.
Will has over eleven years of experience in investment management and finance. Previously, he was Managing Director of Research at a San Francisco-based fund-of-hedge funds, Ironwood Capital Management, responsible for investment selection, risk management and due diligence. He is also the Co-founder of Bambike, a leading bamboo bicycle maker with the goal of building the greenest bikes on the planet.
Will graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics and Anthropology.