Liz Dunn is an Operating Partner at Consumer Growth Partners and the founder of strategic consultancy Talmage Advisors. Ms. Dunn has over 20 years of experience working with retailers and brands in strategic planning/implementation, equity research and investment banking. Prior to founding Talmage, Ms. Dunn was an equity research analyst covering the specialty retail, department store, branded apparel, footwear and luxury sectors. During this time, she covered over 40 publicly traded companies, was involved with IPO’s for Lululemon Athletica, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance and Michaels Stores, and was recognized in the Institutional Investor poll as an ‘up and comer’ in 2004 and 2005 and a ‘runner up’ in 2006 in the apparel and footwear category. Prior to her career in equity research, Liz held finance and strategy roles at Gap Inc. and Liz Claiborne. She began her career as a member of the Consumer Investment Banking group at Bear Stearns & Co. where she assisted in both financing and M&A transactions including the sale of Nine West to Jones Apparel Group. Ms. Dunn graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics.