PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CROSSMARK, a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
Mr. Compton spent most of his career as a senior executive at PepsiCo, most recently serving as President of PepsiCo. Previously he was CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods -- the largest division within PepsiCo. In addition, Mr. Compton served as CEO of all PepsiCo operations in the U.S. and Canada. He began his career at PepsiCo in 1983 as a Frito-Lay production supervisor in the Pulaski, Tennessee manufacturing plant. In all, Mr. Compton spent 30 years at PepsiCo in various sales, marketing, operations and general management assignments.
Currently, Mr. Compton also serves as a director at First Horizon National Corp.
Mr. Compton graduated from the University of Tennessee and remains an active supporter of the school’s College of Business Administration. He is a lifetime member of the Advisory Council to the Dean.
“John brings extensive experience in the consumer goods industry to the CROSSMARK board,” said CROSSMARK CEO Joe Crafton. “His exceptional leadership and insight will be important as CROSSMARK continues to grow and develop more solutions for our clients.”
Mr. Compton stated, “I have admired the capabilities of CROSSMARK and look forward to working with the teams to increase shareholder value.”
CROSSMARK (www.crossmark.com) is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, providing growth solutions with exceptional service to manufacturers and retailers. For more than 100 years, CROSSMARK has helped the most powerful brands in the world achieve their business objectives. Expertise encompasses the areas of Headquarter Sales, Retail Merchandising, Retailer Solutions, In-Store Events, Experiential Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Consumer Engagement, In-Store Data Collection & Field Intelligence, Retail Analytics, Logistics, and Retail Technology Solutions.
CROSSMARK is majority owned by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, CROSSMARK employs more than 34,000 associates worldwide with 47 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.