BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Schwan Food Company announced today the appointment of Mike McFadden to the company’s board of directors, effective Nov. 15.
McFadden, a Minneapolis-based businessman for more than 25 years, is currently a senior adviser at Lazard Middle Market, a Minneapolis-based investment bank, and co-founder of Pathfinder Companies, which invests in operating companies and real estate assets. At Lazard, McFadden advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, and works closely with CEOs and boards of directors.
“We are thrilled to have Mike join our board. He is an experienced business leader who understands privately held companies and has a breadth and depth of knowledge that will serve as an asset to The Schwan Food Company,” said Allan Schuman, chairman of the board.
CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios added, “As our company continues to evolve, we are excited for the opportunity to work closely with Mike. His deep experience advising many companies on strategy and operations, as well as mergers and acquisitions, will help us build on our capabilities and grow our business.”
McFadden is filling an open seat on the board. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas, and his law degree from Georgetown University.
About The Schwan Food Company
The Schwan Food Company is a privately held business that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Bon Appétit® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Schwan’s® fine frozen foods. Based in Minnesota for 64 years, the company's subsidiaries employ 13,000 people in the United States. To learn more about Schwan, visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.