“The Wellvest Capital team is enriched by our affiliation with The Emerson Group who bring substantial resources, capabilities, and access. The Emerson Group is an industry leading sales and logistic organization representing consumer healthcare brands in the drug, food, club, and mass distribution channels. The Emerson Group partners with Wellvest Capital to provide market intelligence and privileged access to a unique group of strategic buyers in the CPG category.”
Scott r. Emerson
Founder and CEO: The Emerson Group
Emerson has over 30 years of experience with CPG companies including Johnson and Johnson, Unilever, and Novartis Consumer Health. He has held senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies within brand management, new business development, sales operations, and field sales.
The Emerson Group is a forward-thinking consumer products equity organization singularly focused on helping brands reach their maximum potential. Its field sales infrastructure of 10 regional offices, manages CPG brands in excess of $4 billion, and holds equity positions with small and medium-size brands. It also operates internationally, providing partners in the European, South American and Asian Pacific regions with the expertise and infrastructure necessary to successfully operate in the U.S. market. The company provides a range of services including account headquarters and field sales, turnkey logistics solution, marketing services that partners with industry-leading experts to leverage data and shopper insights for clients, with up-to-the-minute category and brand information.
Emerson was recognized in 2015 as a Mass Marketing Executive Who Makes a Difference by Mass Market Retailers. He earned his B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from Texas State University.
Chief operating officer: The Emerson group
Roger brings 35 years of leadership and industry experience to The Emerson Group. A proven leader in the areas of Sales, Management, and Commercial Operations. Experienced in developing high impact sales teams and leading multi-disciplined customer teams that deliver results. Driven to create organizational value by delivering sales, growing market share, improving execution, and go-to-market strategy. Promotes teamwork and continuous improvement. Identifies and develops talent.
Since 2015 Gravitte has led the company’s marketing, logistics, and Consulting capabilities, working in Emerson’s corporate offices in Philadelphia,
Prior to his executive leadership role at Emerson, he was the operating unit head/general manager of Novartis Consumer Health in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to this role, he was head of sales for Novartis OTC, Americas. In 2011, as general manager of Genomma Lab, US, he helped build them into the $100 million U.S. operation they are today.
He started his CPG career in 1985 with Bristol Myers Squibb after graduating from the University of Tennessee.