Lara Burns specializes in the Natural Products Industry, focusing on strategic and business insights. During her career with SPINS, a market research and consulting firm for the Natural Products Industry, she worked with traditional CPG companies as well as with independent Natural Products companies’ on buy/build strategies, trade management, opportunity assessment, category management and other analytics. Prior to SPINS, Lara was a Senior Corporate Finance Analyst within the Investment Banking industry with experience in capital raising in the public and private markets. Lara completed her MBA from the University of San Francisco in 2006, emphasizing Marketing and Finance. Lara is an NCN Associate.