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 is a leading global manufacturer of custom and branded food products. It operates 14 manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Canada, serves customers in more than 70 countries, has nearly 4,000 employees, and over $3 billion in global annual sales. During his tenure, Ventura Foods executed two acquisitions, and three strategic agreements, deepening the company’s capabilities in the custom dressings, sauces, and mayonnaise categories and expanded its operations across Canada, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Ventura Foods, Mr. Furman spent 23 years with PepsiCo, most recently serving as president of PepsiCo Foodservice.

In addition to his work at Ventura Foods, Mr. Furman is actively involved in the community, serving on the Children's Hospital of Orange County board of directors. He also is a society fellow of the Culinary Institute of America.

Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Furman is a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Talent Development and Compensation Committee and the Investment and Finance Committee.

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