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Ready Pac Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

New executives bring unique CPG experience and successful track record of executing innovative, high-growth strategies.

Ready Pac Strengthens Executive Leadership Team
South Kingstown, RI, May 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- www.oneillconsulting.com

O’Neill Consulting Group is honored to have supported Ready Pac Foods, Inc. in recruiting four new industry-leading C-level executives under the new leadership of Tony Sarsam, CEO who joined Ready Pac in October 2013 from Nestlé USA. Sally Erickson joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, Tim Clark as Chief Human Resources Officer, Peter Laport as Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Michael Murray as Chief General Counsel. O'Neill prides itself in partnering closely with clients to deeply understand their needs and deliver high-caliber talent like Sally, Tim, Peter, and Michael that can truly build and evolve a business.

“Talent is an integral part of the success of a company like Ready Pac, which is undergoing a pivotal transformation to grow their brand and presence,” shares O’Neill Consulting Group’s CEO Kevin O’Neill. “With so much going on, it can be hard for leaders to focus all their time and energy on managing recruitment when they need to lead the business.” The dedicated project team was able to lead talent acquisition efforts for Ready Pac to get better results, faster, and free up executive time.

The project kickoff was particularly important considering that O'Neill was retained for multiple senior leadership roles. The key was to build a powerhouse leadership team holistically – not merely directing four separate searches. As a result, intense focus was put on “getting smart” about the client, in order to find people whose experience and personalities would complement one another and reinforce the capabilities of existing team-members.

Valuable time was spent upfront researching relevant industries and competitive positioning, visiting Ready Pac facilities, and engaging face-to-face to foster an in-depth understanding of the business, culture, team, roles, and potential candidate profiles. The interview approach was tailored to fit the needs of the client by conducting two multi-role interview sessions. With everyone on site simultaneously, time was saved which gave decision makers a better feel for how different candidates fit together. As luck would have it, these sessions took place the weekend of a snow storm and Valentine’s Day, but that is another story – ask in person.

“It has truly been a pleasure to work with Tony Sarsam, CEO throughout the executive search process as he brings a keen eye for talent and a clear vision for the business,” says Kevin O’Neill. “Our team at O’Neill Consulting Group congratulates Ready Pac, as well as Sally, Tim, Peter, and Michael on taking this important step.”

About O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc.

O'Neill Consulting Group is a client-centered, retained executive search firm that delivers high-impact talent solutions to clients worldwide. Specialties include Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Private Equity with emphasis on finance, operations, human resources, supply chain & logistics, and general management. The firm is headquartered in South Kingstown, RI, and has offices in Boston, Dallas, Research Triangle Park, London, and Shanghai. To learn more, visit www.oneillconsulting.com.

About Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

California based Ready Pac, is a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, including fresh-cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac manufactures a complete range of value-added products featuring fresh produce and protein. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking, complete meals and prepared foods that are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com.

Media Inquiries: For additional information, please contact Linnéa Jungnelius, Marketing Project Manager at Linnea@oneillconsulting.com.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc., a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, announces the expansion of its executive leadership team. Recently appointed CEO Tony Sarsam bolstered the team’s talent as he leads the company into a new chapter of transformation with greater emphasis on a strong performance culture, lean operations, and innovative product development. The Executive Team welcomes:

• Sally Erickson, Chief Financial Officer
• Tim Clark, Chief Human Resources Officer
• Peter Laport, Chief Supply Chain Officer
• Michael Murray, Chief General Counsel

Ready Pac is in a unique position to serve the increasing demands of its customers and enhance its place in the market. The revitalized bench strength enables the company to turn up its intensity and pace in order to meet aggressive growth objectives and fulfill Tony’s vision to create a powerhouse leadership team with unique food experience.

When Tony was hired in October 2013, he was well respected for his expertise in consumer packaged goods and impressive track record of managing within a world class operation such as Nestlé, Dreyer’s and Frito-Lay. It comes as no surprise that after listening, observing, and getting to know the business, he decided to surround himself with a group of individuals with equally strong and diverse qualifications. The newly appointed team-members bring proven performance within esteemed organizations like PepsiCo, Dunkin Brands, and Sealy Corporation.

Ready Pac collaborated with retained executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc. in the selection of Sally, Tim, Peter, and Michael. “I called Kevin O’Neill whom I knew from previous engagements at Nestlé and Dreyer’s. His team engaged quickly, connected with our culture, helped articulate our vision, and brought us a group of A-players who are starting a transformation,” said Tony Sarsam, Ready Pac CEO. “The firm has deep expertise in consumer goods, food & beverage, and supply chain, bringing added value to the search process. We now have the right people working together and are already seeing a positive impact on our culture, productivity, and profitability.”

O’Neill Consulting Group’s CEO Kevin O’Neill commented, “We knew these were pivotal roles for Ready Pac’s next level of success, so we set out to recruit transformers – the type of people whose passion and talent is changing the game and ‘building the bicycle while they ride it.’ The winning momentum at Ready Pac is only growing as the excitement builds around their newly added A-team.”

About Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

California based Ready Pac, is a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, including fresh-cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac manufactures a complete range of value-added products featuring fresh produce and protein. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking, complete meals and prepared foods that are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com

About O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc.

O'Neill Consulting Group is a client-centered, retained executive search firm that delivers high-impact talent solutions to clients worldwide. Specialties include Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Private Equity with emphasis on finance, operations, human resources, supply chain & logistics, and general management. The firm is headquartered in South Kingstown, RI, and has offices in Boston, Dallas, Research Triangle Park, London, and Shanghai. To learn more, visit www.oneillconsulting.com.

Media Inquiries: For additional information, please contact Linnéa Jungnelius, Marketing Project Manager at Linnea@oneillconsulting.com
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