Ferrara – Director of Audit

Search Contact:  Dan Gathof, Partner - Olympia Solutions Inc.  dgathof@olympiasolutionsinc.com  312.479.7414


One of the largest confectionaries in the U.S.


Acquisitions and New Brands driving next generation of growth

Iconic Brands

Portfolio of family favorites


Consumer-led products

Business Highlights

Seasonal Non-Chocolate
US Rank
Employees (approx)
Market Leader - The new Ferrara Candy Company represents the third-largest confections company in the U.S. They are the No. 1 in seasonal non-chocolate confections and growing at twice the rate as the non-chocolate category.
Ferrara is an undisputed thought leader in non-chocolate, with leading brands including Trolli, Black Forest, SweeTARTS, LaffyTaffy, Black Forest and Now and Later.
Innovation - Ferrara will revitalize their brand portfolio through disruptive innovation, packaging improvements and a significant brand investment.  Ferrara is the only big player that is single-minded in their focus on candy, bringing innovation, consumer and category insights to their customers.
Brands - Ferrara's combined and diverse portfolio includes legendary brands with a resilient equity. Ferrara plans to significantly increase the marketing investment in 2019 in order to grow the brands. 
Ferrara is moving corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago in Spring 2019.

Why Ferrara?  Why Now?

Career Growth
Growing businesses offer increased opportunities for progression.
"Move the needle" by building the Audit & Compliance function.
Get recognized for your achievements.  Get credit for what you deserve.
  • Acquisitions and internal growth creating new challenges for Ferrara
  • Unlike other mergers, Ferrara is focused on growth initiatives vs cost consolidation initiatives
  • Flat executive team requires effective change agents to lead functions
  • Culture aimed at driving more proactive problem solving, empowerment, and discipline in decision-making
  • Few obstacles impacting one's ability to achieve results
  • Sophisticated analysis on market salaries ensures fairness in pay 

Key People

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Jeanette Torres
Talent Acquisition
tom polk
Tom Polk
Integration Lead
Dave Atkinson
VP - Controller
brent chu
Brent Chu
VP Finance - FP&A

Olympia Process

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