Christopher Furman
President and CEO
Ventura Foods, LLC

   St. Joseph's University
       B.S., food marketing

Business History
Mr. Furman has been president and chief executive officer of Ventura Foods, LLC since 2009. Ventura Foods offers food service, private label products, and industrial ingredients throughout the United States and internationally. It has facilities across the nation with over 3,000 employees and over $3.0 billion in global annual sales. On his watch, Ventura has seen four of its most successful financial years and was recently named one of the fastest growing private companies in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal. Prior to joining Ventura Foods, Mr. Furman worked at PepsiCo, Inc. for more than 20 years in a variety of leadership roles, and finished his career at PepsiCo as president of the Foodservice Division.

Beyond his work at Ventura Foods, Mr. Furman is actively involved in the community with the Children's Hospital of Orange County. He is Chair of the CHOC board and also is a society fellow of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He is a graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Furman currently serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Compensation & Personnel Committee and the Investment and Finance Committee. 

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