General Partner

Josh Wand

Josh Wand is an entrepreneur who creates businesses that power the growth of consumer brands by connecting people, technology, and community. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2007 when he founded ForceBrands, the leader in strategic recruitment for consumer brands that offers a full spectrum of services for executive search, direct hire recruitment as well as a job board for consumer brand professionals. Through building consumer businesses, Josh recognized the lack of consistency and data around field activations and agency relations. This led him to launch PINATA in 2016, a task management software platform that optimizes operational field management and data transparency. As ForceBrands continues to innovate how talent and brands connect, new products and services have emerged. In 2021, ForceBrands launched goHire, a job board network that enables investment groups and membership organizations to provide their community with a real-time, branded career platform to attract, manage, and hire new talent. Launching in 2022, ForceBrands will introduce Impactful Search, a transformative Executive Search experience that fuels the acceleration of purpose-led companies by engaging and integrating catalytic leaders. In 2021, Josh, alongside fellow entrepreneurs, co-founded a specialized venture capital firm, The Family Fund and Founder Community (FFFC), that invests alongside top-tier firms and repeat entrepreneurs.