Ralcorp Holdings has announced that Robert Vitale will serve as chief financial officer (CFO) of Post Holdings in conjunction with the previously announced separation of Ralcorp and the Post cereal business.
Vitale brings to Post Holdings considerable operational and financial expertise, including experience with complex multi-tiered financings, acquisitions and divestitures, and board-level corporate governance. Vitale has significant investment experience in the branded food, food ingredients and branded consumer products segments.
Previously Vitale served as president and (CEO) of AHM Financial Group, a diversified provider of insurance brokerage and wealth management services, since 2006. Prior to this, Vitale was chairman and majority shareholder of The Bargain Shop, a Toronto-based deep value retail chain with sales of approximately US$250m.
Vitale previously managed the corporate finance department at Boatmen’s Bancshares, where he arranged numerous forms of multi-tiered financing arrangements. He began his career at KPMG in 1987, is a certified public accountant (CPA) and earned his undergraduate degree from St Louis University and his MBA degree from Washington University in St Louis.
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