University of Wisconsin–Madison

Elizabeth Pontefract

Vice President of Finance and Strategy, PCC Community Markets

Elizabeth Pontefract is the Vice President of Finance and Strategy for PCC Community Markets. Founded in Seattle in 1953, PCC is the nation’s largest community-owned food market and WholeFoods Magazine’s 2016 Retailer of the Year. Prior to joining PCC, Elizabeth worked in strategy and business development for Starbucks and Outerwall (Coinstar/Redbox) and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. She earned her JD/MBA from Harvard and a BA from Claremont McKenna College. Having worked in brick-and-mortar retail strategy for over 15 years, Elizabeth brings perspective on what differentiates successful operators who co-exist and thrive within a rapidly changing retail environment.