CINCINNATI – Gary Perlin, former CFO of Capital One, has joined the board of AdvancePierre Foods. Perlin has held C-suite roles in the public and private sectors including the World Bank. Perlin already sits on boards for Abt Associates Inc., a policy and business consulting and research firm, and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

“Gary’s extensive financial, risk and governance experience speaks for itself, and his profound knowledge in navigating companies through innovation, change and growth is unmatched,” said Dean Hollis, chairman of AdvancePierre and senior advisor to AdvancePierre’s majority shareholder, Oaktree Capital Management, LP. “We’re fortunate to have his expertise on our team as we maintain relentless focus on shareholder value while preserving the culture and values in place at APF.”

Gary Perlin
Gary Perlin, board member of AdvancePierreFoods

Perlin has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown Univ. and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also earned a Master of Public Administration in economics and public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton Univ.

Perlin is the second new board appointment for AdvancePierre in 2016. Dr. Celeste Clark, a nutrition and health policy expert, joined the board in February. Perlin’s appointment expands the board’s membership to eight.