Chris Barrow – Director
Chris Barrow is a Global Consumer Products & Beverages leader with more than 30 years of broad experience in general management, operational management, strategic planning, as well as successfully facilitating mergers and acquisitions across culturally diverse environments. He has a consistent track record of improving operating performance and increasing shareholder value across a wide range of leadership roles with blue-chip CPG companies in North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Chris joined HEINEKEN in 2004 where he worked on a variety of business development projects in Asia and Latin America before becoming Managing Director HEINEKEN Latin America and then President of HEINEKEN’s Polish operations, Grupa Zywiec, which is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In 2010 Chris was appointed to run the newly acquired Femsa Beer Business in Brazil, the #4 player in a highly consolidated market. After increasing profitability in Brazil over the next three years, Chris was appointed in 2013 to the newly-created position of Chief Strategy Officer for HEINEKEN International where he served as a member of the 12-person Executive Committee (Exco).
Most recently, Chris served as Chief Strategy Officer for Pabst Brewing Company. In this role, Chris led strategy development for the whole organization, managing new acquisitions and partnerships, and developed the company’s international business.
Chris is keen on building winning teams, especially in turnaround situations, and is experienced in dealing with complex partnerships. A highly-motivated problem solver, with a preference for being involved at both the strategic and the operational level.
In his role with Glendale Capital Partners, Chris has the knowledge and expertise to not only advise on mergers and acquisitions, but also has the capability to actively participate in the operations of the business during and subsequent to the acquisition process.
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