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Consumer Goods & Services Edition
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Allergan backed away from a $160 billion
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Hunt Executive Search: Human Capitalist Newsletter, April 2016


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Hunt Executive Search: Human Capitalist Newsletter, April 2016

  1. 1. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Consumer Goods & Services Edition “A” Player Human Capital LeaderShift Upcoming Industry Events April 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting The NACDS Annual Meeting unites industry leaders in a unique opportunity to forge strategies and relationships. This year’s event includes John Boehner, Tony Bennett, Jack Bailey, Richard Ashworth, and more. April 16-19, 2016 – The Breakers Palm Beach, FL LUXE PACK New York The only showcase in America dedicated to creative packaging welcomes its 14th edition! Discover a swirl of packaging innovation merging in unexpected ways to create the ultimate luxury experience. May 11-12, 2016 – Pier 92, New York To arrange a meeting with Heather Whaley or Joe Hunt at industry events, please contact Cyndi Johnson Executive Edge & Monthly Mentor Articles Four Promises of Effective LeaderShift Everyone expects great things from leaders—probably more than is humanly possible. But leaders need only to deliver on four interdependent promises to drive business results. Failure to follow through on any one of these promises however, will likely lead to disappointing outcomes. What are these four promises? Learn more >>> Improve Your Thinking Skills Are you using your brain to its optimum capacity? What thinking skills should you develop? A recent article in the Harvard Business Review proclaims successful organizations of the future will place a premium on our thinking skills. Understanding your own preferred thinking style and those of your co- workers helps teams collaborate more effectively. Learn more >>>
  2. 2. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Revlon named Fabian Garcia President & CEO. Fabian has previously served with Colgate- Palmolive, Timberland, Chanel and P&G. Sean Cronican will join Keurig Green Mountain as SVP Retail Sales. Sean was previously with Abbott Nutrition. Robert J. Gamgort, will assume the role of CEO of Keurig Green Mountain on May 2. Bob is leaving Pinnacle Foods where he was also CEO. Cathy D. Ross has been appointed by Avon to its Board of Directors. Ross was previously the CFO of FedEx. Chester Twigg has been named Chief Customer Officer for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. Chester joins J&J from Procter & Gamble. Mauricio Restrepo, formerly the SVP and CFO of Beam Suntory, Inc. has been named Chief Financial Officer at Molson Coors. Simona Cattaneo has been appointed CMO by Coty for their luxury division. She was previously Burberry’s Head of Beauty. Marc Dolce has officially joined Adidas as Vice President and Creative Director. Dolce joins Adidas from Nike. Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Russ Torres Chief Transformation Officer. He was previously a Partner at Bain & Company. Thomas Greco was named Advance Auto Parts’ new CEO. Greco most recently served PepsiCo as CEO of Frito-Lay North America. Sanofi named Dr. Yong-Jun Liu its Head of Research. He joins Sanofi from AstraZeneca's MedImmune. Mark Booth has joined Probiodrug AG as Chief Business Officer. Booth has worked for Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Abbott Laboratories. Michel Vounatsos is heading to Biogen to serve as Chief Commercial Officer. Mark joins Biogen after 20 years at Merck. Jeunesse Global named Dennis Windsor Chief Development Officer. He was formerly President at Nerium International. Industry News Sherwin-Williams has agreed to buy domestic rival Valspar for $9.3 billion in cash, implying an enterprise value of around $11.3 billion. Italy's Campari, the world's sixth largest spirits company, agrees to buy French maker of Grand Marnier in a $761 million deal. HanesBrands will acquire Champion Europe in an all-cash transaction. The purchase price will be 10 times the calendar 2016 earnings. Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Padlock Therapeutics. The $225 million deal contains contingent considerations of up to $375 million. People on the Move
  3. 3. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Allergan backed away from a $160 billion merger with Pfizer. The company instead made a $3.3 billion licensing deal for global rights to a portfolio of drugs for neurological disorders with the UK's Heptares. McKesson announced it has completed the acquisitions of Vantage Oncology LLC, and Biologics Inc., for a combined purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion. Gilead Sciences, Inc. will acquire Nimbus Apollo, Inc. and its Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase inhibitor program for an upfront payment of $400 million, with the potential of an additional $800 million. WL Ross Holdings Corp said it would buy chemicals and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions Holdings LLC from private equity firm TPG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.67 billion. Premier Foods PLC rejected a $762 million dollar buyout offer from McCormick & Co. Inc. Premier did, however, sell a 17.3% stake in the company to Japan’s Nissin Foods. Inc. acquired artificial- intelligence startup Orbeus Inc. State Street is set to buy General Electric's asset management arm for about $485 million. Array of Services HuntExecutiveSearch Retained Executive Search & Selection... Learn More >> Hunt Partners Private Equity Intermediary and Advisory Services... Learn More >> Hunt Assessments Executive Assessment... Learn More >> ContactUs 212‐861‐2680 Watch for Joe Hunt's new book 800‐486‐4476 Enterprise GPS ‐ Seven Levels of LeaderShift email request to be released in 2016. Boutiqueprofessionalserviceswithbestinclass globalnetwork,contactsandmarketmastery Join Our Mailing List Forward to a Friend Stay Connected Forward email Copyright @ 2016 ‐ The Hunt Group, Inc. ‐ All Rights Reserved. The Hunt Group, Inc. | 100 Park Avenue | New York | NY | 10017