Founding Partner & Managing Partner
Brian J. Knez is a Founding Partner of Castanea Partners with over 20 years of senior executive management and operating experience in the branded consumer products, retail, professional publishing, and education sectors. Formerly, Brian was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. (NYSE: NMGA) where he was also co-CEO from 1999 to 2001 and had been a member of the Board of Directors since 1998. Brian received a J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he was editor of Law Review, and a B.S. with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Arizona.