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Buffett’s Ex-Deputy Tracy Britt Cool Makes First Deal for New Venture

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Tracy Britt CoolPhotographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Tracy Britt Cool, who worked for years under Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Warren Buffett, kicked off her new venture by taking an ownership stake in Thirty-One Gifts, a provider of luggage, handbags and other products for independent sellers.

Kanbrick, the investment firm led by Britt Cool and co-founder Brian Humphrey, will become a partner and owner with Thirty-One Gifts founder Cindy Monroe, according to a statement Wednesday. Monroe maintains a role at the company, while yielding the chief executive officer job to Elizabeth Thibaudeau, who was CEO of Jamberry and is a former executive at Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.