John Ranelli is a value creator. During more than 20 years of Executive and Board leadership, he has led renowned turnarounds and driven unprecedented performance gains to deliver value to investors, stockholders, employees, and customers of public and private companies in diverse industries.
John’s unique talent is identifying the right growth strategy for each company at its particular point in history. He has repositioned and grown classic American brands; pivoted international consumer goods companies toward more profitable markets; led aggressive acquisition efforts; and restored the confidence of employees, consumers, and Wall Street analysts.
Notably, he has been the driving force behind strategies and tactical action plans that elevated stock value to new heights and delivered high multiples to investors when a company was sold.
John has served on the Board of Directors of 6 public, private, and private equity-owned companies. In several instances, he has been tapped by fellow Board members to assume the CEO role to lead the company toward a new direction. His most recent roles included Board Member/CEO of Central Garden & Pet (where he quadrupled the stock price) and Chairman of the Board/CEO of Woolrich, Inc. (where he increased the share price by 2.5 times).
John is interested in adding to his “6-for-6” record of value and growth by serving on public or private Boards or mentoring others. Roles of interest include:
- Chairman, Vice Chairman, or Board Member
- Mentor to a CEO, founder, or management team
- Advisor to a public, private equity, or privately owned firm or Board