CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AdvancePierre Foods (APF) has named Gary Perlin to its board of directors, expanding its board membership to eight. Perlin’s 40-year career in finance, which included C-Suite roles across the public and private sectors in global and domestic markets, provides the board a powerful perspective regarding effective collaboration with business leaders and policy-makers.
The former CFO of Capital One, one of the largest financial institutions in the nation, Perlin repeatedly was honored as Institutional Investor magazine’s “CFO of the Year.” Before joining Capital One, Perlin oversaw a $300 billion balance sheet owned by 187 member-countries as CFO of the World Bank.
Dean Hollis, Chairman of AdvancePierre and Senior Advisor to AdvancePierre’s majority shareholder in funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”), cites Perlin’s executive experience and board leadership as significant strengths, especially in the critical areas of financial expertise, effective risk management and excellent corporate governance. “Gary’s extensive financial, risk and governance experience speaks for itself, and his profound knowledge in navigating companies through innovation, change and growth is unmatched. We’re fortunate to have his expertise on our team as we maintain relentless focus on shareholder value while preserving the culture and values in place at APF,” Hollis added.
In addition to actively sitting on boards for Abt Associates, Inc. and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Perlin was an independent director and chair of the audit and risk committees for Avolon Holdings, Ltd., a global commercial aircraft leasing company, where he also served as a member of the negotiating committee overseeing the sale of the company.
Perlin earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs with a Master of Public Administration in economics and public policy.
Perlin is the second new board appointment for APF in 2016. Dr. Celeste Clark, a nutrition and health policy expert, joined the board in February.
About AdvancePierre Foods
AdvancePierre™ Foods, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally recognized manufacturer and marketer of value-added proteins and sandwich products to a wide variety of distribution outlets including foodservice, retail and convenience store providers. With revenues of $1.62 billion and more than 4,000 employees, AdvancePierre offers a broad line of packaged sandwiches; fully cooked beef, chicken, and pork products; uncooked meat items such as Philly-style steak, breaded beef and stuffed chicken entrees; and bakery products that are all produced from high-quality ingredients and provide unparalleled taste, convenience and value to both operators and their patrons. Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., a Los Angeles-based investment firm, is the majority shareholder of AdvancePierre Foods.
Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE: OAK) is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $97 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2015. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 17 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at http://www.oaktreecapital.com/.