ICV Partners Adds Former Coca-Cola Company Executive Bill Ford as Managing Director to Drive Portfolio Company Excellence

ICV Partners增加前可口可乐公司高管比尔·福特担任董事总经理,以推动投资组合中的公司卓越

2021/03/04 20:45  StreetInsider

NEW YORK, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ICV Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm focused on lower middle market companies in business services, consumer goods & services, food & beverage, and healthcare, announced today that former Coca-Cola Company executive Bill Ford has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Portfolio Operations Group (POG) to help drive operational excellence within ICV's portfolio companies.

Based in the firm's Atlanta office, Mr. Ford joins ICV's expanding POG, which in January included the addition of senior operating executive Mary Rachide. The POG now consists of three highly qualified professionals.

"Bill understands the consumer and value of brands and has helped to ignite growth of a number of innovative brands as they scale," said ICV President Willie Woods. "Bill's background in management consulting, leading a business, and managing a venturing portfolio brings experience in building businesses that is immediately relevant to our portfolio investments at ICV. We focus on delivering tangible results and Bill will greatly enhance our ability to build promising businesses."

Mr. Ford most recently served as Group Director, Venturing and Portfolio Management at The Coca-Cola Company since 2017. Prior to that he was with Treehouse Foods Inc. from 2013 to 2017, most recently as General Manager of the Coffee Business Unit. He served with The Boston Consulting Group and began his career at Accenture. He received a B.B.A. degree from Western Michigan University and received his M.B.A. degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Everett Hill, ICV Managing Director, POG added, "As we continue to drive operational excellence throughout our portfolio, Bill will bring immediate value to the firm. We're pleased to expand our support capabilities as we collaborate with the highly motivated portfolio company management teams who lead our businesses."

ICV's POG includes former senior executives who partner with deal teams to support diligence, onboard and advise portfolio company management teams, and help develop strategic plans, execute best practices, identify new market opportunities, and manage talent.

About ICV PartnersFounded in 1998, ICV Partners is a leading private investment firm that supports management leaders of strong lower middle market companies in pursuing growth. Over its first four funds, the principals of ICV have crafted a strong track record of helping companies expand their footprint and improve performance over the long term and across a variety of industries. Additional information is available at www.icvpartners.com.

Contact: Chris TofalliChris Tofalli Public Relations914-834-4334

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亚洲网纽约2021年3月4日电专注于商业服务、消费品和服务、食品和饮料以及医疗保健领域中低端市场公司的领先投资公司ICV Partners,LLC今天宣布,前可口可乐公司高管比尔·福特已加盟该公司,担任投资组合业务部(POG)的常务董事,以帮助推动ICV投资组合公司的卓越运营。

福特总部设在公司亚特兰大办事处,他加入了ICV不断扩大的POG,其中包括1月份增加的高级运营主管玛丽·拉奇德(Mary Rachide)。POG现在由三名高素质的专业人员组成。

ICV总裁威利·伍兹(Willie Woods)表示:“比尔了解品牌的消费者和价值,并帮助推动了一些创新品牌的发展。”比尔在管理咨询、领导企业和管理冒险投资组合方面的背景带来了建立业务的经验,这些经验与我们在ICV的投资组合直接相关。我们专注于提供切实的结果,比尔将极大地增强我们建立有前途的业务的能力。“

福特最近的职务是自2017年以来在可口可乐公司(Coca-Cola Company)担任集团董事,负责风险投资和投资组合管理。在此之前,他于2013年至2017年在Treehouse Foods Inc.工作,最近担任咖啡业务部总经理。他曾供职于波士顿咨询集团(Boston Consulting Group),职业生涯始于埃森哲(Accenture)。他在西密歇根大学获得工商管理学士学位,在西北大学凯洛格管理学院获得工商管理硕士学位。



ICV Partners简介ICV Partners成立于1998年,是一家领先的私人投资公司,支持实力雄厚的中低端市场公司的管理层寻求增长。在前四只基金中,ICV的负责人在帮助公司扩大足迹和改善长期业绩以及各个行业的业绩方面创造了良好的记录。欲了解更多信息,请访问www.icvpartners.com。





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