HIGH RIDGE BRANDS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — High Ridge Brands Co. (“High Ridge Brands” or the “Company”), a leading Stamford, CT based personal care products company, announced today the appointment of Amanda D. H. Allen to the role of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective October 26, 2017. In her role as CFO, Ms. Allen will work closely with the Company’s senior management team to provide financial and administrative leadership to support High Ridge Brands’ go-forward strategy.
Patricia Lopez, High Ridge Brands’ Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amanda to the High Ridge Brands team. Her experience in best-in-class finance practices and growth-oriented mid-size companies will be invaluable as we look to achieve our long-term financial and strategic objectives at High Ridge Brands and fulfill our mission of crafting extraordinary experiences for savvy consumers.”
Ms. Allen started her career in CPG & Retail investment banking at UBS and subsequently worked in corporate finance and strategic planning leadership roles at Waterworks, PepsiCo and Starwood Hotels. Most recently, Ms. Allen led finance and accounting as the CFO of Edible Arrangements. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A from New York University.
In connection with Ms. Allen’s appointment, the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Richard S. Kirk, Jr., will now serve exclusively in his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. This move will allow Mr. Kirk to focus on the operations of the Company, the scope of which were expanded significantly as a result of the Company’s recent acquisition of Dr. Fresh, LLC, a leading provider of oral care products.
About High Ridge Brands
High Ridge Brands, headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is one of the largest independent branded personal care companies in the United States by unit volume, with a mission to craft extraordinary experiences for savvy consumers. Today, High Ridge Brands has a portfolio of over thirteen trusted brands, serving primarily North American skin cleansing, hair care and oral care markets, including Zest®, Alberto VO5®, REACH®, Firefly®, Dr. Fresh®, Coast®, White Rain®, LA Looks®, Zero Frizz®, Rave®, Salon Grafix®, Binaca® and Thicker Fuller Hair®. In addition, the Company has relationships with leading entertainment properties through which it has a portfolio of licenses such as Star Wars, Batman, Spiderman, Hello Kitty, and Transformers. The Company operates an asset-light model, outsourcing its manufacturing needs, and has approximately 140 employees. High Ridge Brands is a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. For more information, please visit www.highridgebrands.com.
High Ridge Brands Media Contact:
Diya Talwar, SVP Business Development & Strategy