Marguerite is an experienced general manager who is responsible for short and long term business operations at North Country Growers. She directs marketing, quality control, and operational risk assessment and mitigation. Marguerite is also responsible for all financial planning required for the day to day operations of the enterprise.
Prior to American Ag, Marguerite was Controller of a consumer products company and later became a Commercial Loan Officer at a predecessor of Bank of America. She founded and managed Newbury Piret, a 30-year-old Boston-area investment bank, completing merger, acquisition, and financing transactions in several industries including energy and environmental. In addition to her operating and management responsibilities as CEO of Newbury Piret, she effected numerous transactions including the raising of capital from institutional sources such as private equity firms, banks, finance and insurance companies, and acquisitions and sales of businesses from and to industrial organizations. Marguerite sold Newbury Piret Securities in 2018.
Marguerite serves as Trustee of the Amundi Pioneer mutual funds, Director of New America High Income Trust and previously was Director of two publicly traded companies, one in biotechnology and the other in the environmental industry.
Ms. Piret earned an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University with a minor in Biology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.