Mr. Siwak joined the board in June 2022. He is a founding partner of The Encore Group, a private equity fund focused on the consumer services sector.
Prior, Mr. Siwak served as the President and Chief Business Officer of Ferrero North America and, prior, the Chief Executive Officer of Ferrara Candy Company, a $3 billion confection and snacking organization and a related company of the Ferrero Group. During his tenure he oversaw more than $6 billion in integrations, acquisitions, and divestitures, 20 manufacturing and distribution facilities, more than 7,500 team members, and dozens of globally recognized iconic consumer brands.
Before joining Ferrara, Mr. Siwak was an operating partner at L Catterton Partners, a private equity group dedicated to growing middle market companies and emerging high-growth enterprises. He also was a founding partner of the private equity group Mindseye Group.
Additionally, Mr. Siwak served as President and CEO of TRG Accessories, a multi-million-dollar global luggage, travel gear and accessories company co-founded with his brother, Greg. TRG Accessories included notable consumer brands such as Swiss Army, Timberland and Callaway Golf.
Early in his career, he was a practicing Mergers and Acquisition attorney and made the transition to the consumer goods sector where he held positions in the areas of distribution, operations, sales, marketing, and acquisitions.
A Missouri native, Mr. Siwak received a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law and a B.S. in economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.