Fred Jasser Appointed as Chief Financial Officer

DENVER (March 4, 2024)  Alphia, one of the largest pet food co-manufacturers in North America, today announced that Fred Jasser has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

“Fred brings to Alphia extensive corporate finance, operational, commercial and strategic experience – we’re thrilled to welcome him to our team as we build out our capabilities and embark on our next phase of growth and expansion,” said David McLain, Chief Executive Officer and President, Alphia. “His track record of executing complex transactions and integrations will be invaluable as we drive both organic and inorganic growth.”

With more than 20 years of experience in financial, operational and strategic leadership positions within the food, consumer and retail sectors, Fred Jasser brings to Alphia a deep understanding of food manufacturing, consumer industry dynamics and the capital markets. Prior to joining Alphia, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Hearthside Food Solutions, a leading contract manufacturer of baked snacks and fresh and prepared foods for major brands. While at Hearthside, he led a number of acquisitions, divestitures and cross-functional initiatives across supply chain, manufacturing, finance and sales that enabled Hearthside to better serve its customers and address consumer trends.

“I’m excited to be joining Alphia, a best-in-class manufacturer in the exciting pet food category with positive industry tailwinds,” said Fred Jasser. “I look forward to working with Dave and his team, who have built a culture of operational excellence while always keeping customers and pet parents at the heart of everything they do.”

Prior to joining Hearthside, Fred Jasser was a vice president at merchant bank BDT Capital Partners, where his role included serving as interim CFO for portfolio companies and clients. Previously, he was treasurer for Sears Holdings Corporation and prior to that was a vice president in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in the consumer & retail group. He also held positions at Wasserstein Perella and PwC.