Robert V. Vitale
President and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Vitale has served as our President and Chief Investment Officer since January 27, 2021. Mr. Vitale has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Post Holdings, Inc. ("Post"), and a member of Post’s board of directors, since November 2014. Mr. Vitale is the Executive Chairman of BellRing Brands, Inc., of which Post is the majority stockholder. Mr. Vitale also serves on the board of directors of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc. Previously, Mr. Vitale served as Chief Financial Officer of Post from October 2011 until November 2014. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AHM Financial Group, LLC, a diversified provider of insurance brokerage and wealth management services, from 2006 until 2011 and previously was a partner of Westgate Equity Partners, LLC, a consumer-oriented private equity firm. Mr. Vitale also has served on the board of directors of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of primary batteries, portable lighting products and automotive, appearance, performance, refrigerant and fragrance products, since August 2017. Mr. Vitale earned his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and his MBA from Washington University.
Bradly A. Harper
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Harper has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 27, 2021. Mr. Harper has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Post since December 1, 2018. Mr. Harper served as the Vice President and Corporate Controller of Post from November 2014 to December 2018 and the Director of Corporate Accounting and Reporting of Post from December 2011 until November 2014. Prior to joining Post, Mr. Harper served as Assistant Controller of Savvis, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Mr. Harper earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Board of Directors
Jeff A. Zadoks
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Zadoks has served as Post’s Executive Vice President since November 2017 and as Post’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2014. Mr. Zadoks previously served as Post’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2014 until November 2017. Mr. Zadoks served as Post’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from January 2014 until November 2014, and Post’s Corporate Controller from October 2011 until November 2014. Prior to joining Post, Mr. Zadoks served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at RehabCare Group, Inc., a leading provider of post-acute care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, from February 2010 to September 2011, and as Vice President and Corporate Controller of RehabCare Group from December 2003 until January 2010. Mr. Zadoks earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Dwyer has been the Chairman of the board of directors of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc. since May 2020. Mr. Dwyer also served as the Chief Executive Officer of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc. from January 2018 until May 2020. Mr. Dwyer served as the President and CEO of Michael Foods, an operating company of Post, from October 2009 until February 2018. Mr. Dwyer earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia and his MBA from The Darden School at The University of Virginia.
Ms. Kuperman was Head of International Corporate Affairs at Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a multinational conglomerate holding company specializing in eCommerce, retail, internet and technology, from April 2016 until January 2021 and served as Vice President, International Corporate Affairs at Alibaba Group Holding Limited from August 2014 to April 2016. Prior to joining Alibaba Group Holding Limited, Ms. Kuperman was Senior Vice President of Corporate Brand and Reputation at Visa Inc., a global payments technology company, from April 2013 to August 2014 and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Visa Inc. from August 2010 to April 2013. Ms. Kuperman also served as Head of Global Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Visa Inc. from August 2008 to July 2010 and Head of Employee and Client Communication at Visa Inc. from August 2004 to June 2008. Ms. Kuperman serves on the board of directors of Post and on the board of directors of BellRing Brands, Inc. Ms. Kuperman also serves on the board of directors of CoachArt, a nonprofit organization that provides arts and recreational opportunities to youth with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Ms. Kuperman received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and her master’s of arts degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Mr. Peacock has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Schnucks Markets since May 2017. Prior to joining Schnucks’ management team, he was on the board of advisors for the firm as well as founder and Chairman of Vitaligent, LLC, a multi-unit restaurant franchisee. Mr. Peacock served as Senior Advisor to Anheuser-Busch from February 2012 until June 2012, President of Anheuser-Busch from November 2008 until January 2012, Vice President of Marketing of Anheuser-Busch from October 2007 until November 2008, and Vice President of Business Operations, Anheuser-Busch Incorporated from December 2004 until September 2007. Mr. Peacock earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his MBA from Washington University.
David L. Taiclet
Mr. Taiclet has served as General Partner and Managing Director of the Lewis & Clark Partners AgriFood Investment Group since November 2018. Mr. Taiclet served in several leadership positions for 1800Flowers.com from May 2006 until May 2017 as CEO of Fannie May Confections Brands from May 2006 until October 2008 and, ultimately, as President of the Gourmet Food Group from October 2008 until May 2017. Mr. Taiclet held numerous positions in the Strategy and Business Development Group of Cargill, Inc., an international marketer, processor and distributor of food, financial and industrial products. Mr. Taiclet earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Harvard University.