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Deborah Benton

Advisory Board Member

I am here to create big change for women. The greatest way I know how is to help women entrepreneurs

Deborah Benton is a Partner at Kaktus Capital, an investment fund focused on early stage branded consumer. A seasoned consumer retail executive with a specific passion for industries focused on women, she brings many years of operational management experience at the highest level to the firm.
Most recently, Deborah served as President and Chief Operating Officer for NastyGal, online women’s fashion retailer for the millennial set. Prior to NastyGal, Deborah was Chief Operating Officer of ShoeDazzle, an online women’s shoe and accessories company.

Deborah is an active supporter of women’s entrepreneurship in Southern California and currently serves as a Board Director for The Bouqs, Carbon38 and Vow to be Chic. She is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Deborah earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from Queen’s University (Canada).

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