Board of Directors

Dean Hollis

Dean Hollis has served as our director since 2008. Mr. Hollis presently serves as a senior advisor for Oaktree. Prior to retiring in 2008, Mr. Hollis served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Foods Division of ConAgra Foods from December 2004 to July 2008. In that role, Mr. Hollis developed and executed a worldwide business transformation strategy, while overseeing the largest part of the ConAgra Foods portfolio. During Mr. Hollis' 21 years with ConAgra Foods, he held many executive level positions, including Executive Vice President, Retail Products; President, Grocery Foods; President, Frozen Foods; President, Specialty Foods; and President, Gilardi Foods. Mr. Hollis presently serves as chairman of the board of directors of SunOpta Foods, Inc. and on the board of trustees at Stetson University. Mr. Hollis previously served on the board of directors of Diamond Foods, Inc., where he served on the audit and nominating and governance committees. Mr. Hollis also previously served on the board of directors of Boulder Brands, Inc., where he served as Chair of the board of directors and on the audit committee. Mr. Hollis also served on the board of directors of Landec Corporation, where he chaired the compensation committee. Mr. Hollis has several privately held businesses and investments, ranging from transportation services, to specialized retail. Mr. Hollis is a graduate of Stetson University. Mr. Hollis also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School.

Celeste A. Clark, Ph.D

Celeste A. Clark, Ph.D has served as our director since February 2016. Dr. Clark served as the Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy and External Relations for Kellogg Company, and was a member of Kellogg's global executive leadership team. Dr. Clark also served as Kellogg's Chief Sustainability Officer and President of the Kellogg Corporate Citizenship Fund, the company's philanthropic entity. Dr. Clark provided leadership for Kellogg's worldwide communications, nutrition science and regulatory programs, and corporate social responsibility functions. Dr. Clark presently serves on the board of directors of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company where she serves on the risk and compliance, and science and technology committees, and was also a member of the nominating and governance committee. Dr. Clark served as a director and member of the nominating and governance and compensation committees of Diamond Foods, Inc. She is a board member and chair of the nominating and governance committee of AAA-Michigan. She is also a Trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation where she serves on the audit and board development committees. Dr. Clark is the principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC and an adjunct professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Clark is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Nutrition, National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and The Links, Incorporated, and various local and civic organizations. Dr. Clark holds a bachelor's degree from Southern University, a master's degree from Iowa State University and a doctorate from Michigan State University.

Peter C. Dillingham

Peter C. Dillingham has served as our director since 2014. Mr. Dillingham was appointed to our board of directors by certain of our existing stockholders pursuant to our existing stockholders agreement, which terminated upon the consummation of our initial public offering. Mr. Dillingham presently serves as President of A & P Holdings, LLC, a role he's held since October 2010. Mr. Dillingham is the former Chief Operating Officer of Advance Food Company and served in that role from March 2000 to September 2010. Mr. Dillingham also served as our Senior Vice President, Sales Operations from October 2010 to June 2013. Mr. Dillingham presently serves as Chairman of No Man's Land Foods, LLC and on the boards of REVx Technologies, Inc. and Denny Price YMCA. Mr. Dillingham also serves as President of Denny Price YMCA. Mr. Dillingham has previously served on the board of directors of Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma. Mr. Dillingham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Stephen A. Kaplan

Stephen A. Kaplan has served as our director since 2008. Mr. Kaplan is a Principal and the former head of Oaktree's Global Principal Group. He joined Oaktree in 1995, having previously served as a managing director of TCW and portfolio manager in the TCW Special Credits Group. Prior to joining TCW in 1993, Mr. Kaplan was a Partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and responsible for that firm's East Coast bankruptcy and workout practice. As an attorney, Mr. Kaplan specialized in transactions involving the purchase and sale of companies undergoing financial restructurings. He presently serves on the boards of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC, Regal Entertainment Group and Townsquare Media, Inc. Mr. Kaplan previously served on the boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd. and General Maritime Corporation. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of several private companies and nonprofit organizations, including the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and the New York University School of Law Foundation. Mr. Kaplan graduated with a B.S. degree in political science summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Gary L. Perlin

Gary L. Perlin has served as our director since March 2016. Mr. Perlin is the retired Chief Financial Officer of Capital One Financial Corporation and served in that role from July 2003 to May 2013. Mr. Perlin also advised the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Special Government Employee from February 2014 to June 2014. Mr. Perlin currently serves on the board of directors of Abt Associates, Inc., where he serves as Chairman of the human capital and compensation committee. Mr. Perlin also currently serves on the boards of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, where he chairs the audit committee, and State Farm Bank, FSB, where he chairs the credit committee. Mr. Perlin previously served on the board of directors of Avolon Holdings, Ltd., where he chaired the audit committee and risk committee. Mr. Perlin was educated at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Affairs, the London School of Economics with an M.Sc. in Economics, and earned an M.P.A., Economics and Public Policy, from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Matthew C. Wilson

Matthew C. Wilson has served as our director since 2008. Mr. Wilson is a Managing Director who has been with Oaktree since November 2007. He began serving as a Co-Portfolio Manager within the Global Principal Group since 2014, and maintains responsibility for the U.S. Global Principal team and all of its investment activities. Mr. Wilson leads Oaktree's investing efforts in the consumer sector where he is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and executing transactions as well as monitoring portfolio companies in the food and beverage, retail/restaurant and consumer products sectors. Mr. Wilson worked at H.I.G. Capital, LLC from 2003 to 2007, where he was a founding member of Bayside Capital, Inc., a firm focused on special situations and credit-oriented investments. From 1999 to 2001, he worked at J.H. Whitney & Co., in its middle market buyout group. Mr. Wilson began his career in the Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he worked from 1997 to 1999. He currently serves as Chairman of Agro Merchants Group, LLC and Quiksilver, Inc., and on the board of Glam Squad, Inc. Mr. Wilson previously served on the boards of Billabong International Ltd., Diamond Foods, Inc. and Bridge Direct, Inc. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Children's Bureau of Los Angeles. Mr. Wilson earned a B.A. degree with distinction in economics and history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

John N. Simons, Jr.

John N. Simons, Jr. has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since October 2013. Mr. Simons also served as our President from October 2013 to November 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Simons led Fir Hill Ventures, LLC, a consulting firm founded by Mr. Simons that advises beef industry participants on developing domestic and international growth strategies, from December 2010 to October 2013. Prior to his leadership at Fir Hill Ventures, Mr. Simons served in a variety of leadership roles in agribusiness, food and consumer products at Gregory Mountain Products, Swift & Company, Inc., ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Cargill, Inc. Mr. Simons was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gregory Mountain Products from 2006 to 2009, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swift & Company, Inc. from 2002 to 2005 and President and Chief Operating Officer of ConAgra Foods' red meat division from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining ConAgra Foods, Mr. Simons held a variety of general manager roles at Cargill, Inc. in the United States, Canada and Australia from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Simons previously served on the board of LiveNation Entertainment, Inc. from 2005 to 2007, where he chaired the compensation committee and served on its audit committee. Mr. Simons holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

Christopher D. Sliva

Christopher D. Sliva became our President and a member of our board of directors in November 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sliva was President and Chief Operating Officer of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer. Mr. Sliva joined TreeHouse in July 2012 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TreeHouse’s Bay Valley Foods operating unit. Mr. Sliva also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TreeHouse and as President of Bay Valley during his time at TreeHouse. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Sliva held various positions for Dean Foods Company from March 2006 to June 2012, including as Chief Customer Officer for the White Wave Foods division of Dean Foods and President and Chief Operating Officer for the Morningstar division of Dean Foods. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Sliva held various leadership roles and sales and marketing positions with Eastman Kodak Company, Fort James Corporation and Procter & Gamble Distributing Company. Mr. Sliva holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University.