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McDermott & Bull Leading Chief Commercial Officer Search for Armand Agra

IRVINE, California, March 9, 2018McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra (AA) to lead their search for a Chief Commercial Officer.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Trey Mullen, Associate Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Associate; as well as Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate.  This search is being conducted in partnership with Paul Gibbons, Managing Director of WMC.

The Chief Commercial Officer will lead all aspects of the commercial business in support of AA’s long-term goal of being “the most sought-after specialty branded protein experience in North America.”  In addition to external customer and stakeholder management, the position must be the “customer champion” internally for AA to ensure the voice-of-the-customer is heard and understood by internal stakeholders and thus effectively balance the needs of the customer and the needs of AA.  The role of Chief Commercial Officer is central to achieving this goal and vision of the future.

About Armand Agra

Armand Agra (“AA”) is a third-generation family business, owned and operated by the Flocchini family and Tricor Pacific Founders Capital, a family office.  The Flocchinis originally bought the business in the 1930’s as the Durham Meat Company.  The business has now grown substantially since and is comprised of three separate divisions: Sierra Meat and Seafood (“Sierra”); Flocchini Family Provisions (“FFP”) and Durham Ranches (“DR”).

Today, based in Reno, Nevada, Sierra Meat and Seafood processes and distributes private label and branded meat and seafood products, including a wide variety of specialty meats (ex. bison, wagyu, venison, elk, wild boar, etc.), which it markets under the “Sierra” and “Durham Ranch” brands.  Based in Carson City, Nevada, Flocchini Family Provisions is a manufacturer of handcrafted sausages and other deli items using traditional recipes made from the fewest ingredients possible, focusing on whole muscle meats and only the finest herbs.

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About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  The firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.