Read has more than 25 years of experience helping Fortune 1000-sized companies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia drive shareholder value across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, industrial products, retail, food, foodservice, financial services, and healthcare, among others.

Specific areas of his expertise include corporate and business-unit strategy development and execution, M&A, operational excellence, corporate finance, and organizational design. He has also held senior strategy and finance positions at Tyson Foods, Kraft Foods, and Asurion. Read has a BA in Economics from The University of Virginia and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.