CEO Roundtable with Todd Siwak - CEO of Ferrara Candy

- Online Zoom Conference



Online Zoom Conference


Given this unprecedented market of uncertainty, the Young Jewish Presidents is dedicated to networking  the world's top business leaders. Please join YJP and Todd Siwak, CEO of Ferrara Candy Company on May 19th as we share best ideas on managing cash flow, supply chain disruption and safety of employees/customers. Our digital community will have the opportunity to partake in an intimate and candid virtual discussion. This exclusive roundtable connects CEOs during this transitional time to forge long lasting, sincere relationships in a small group setting with top talent and C-level industry peers. 

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In order to participate in this roundtable, a member, applicants must be a CEO, president or a recognized authority in their given industry.

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Todd Siwak
CEO at Ferrara Candy Company

Todd Siwak is the Chief Executive Officer of Ferrara Candy Company, an affiliate of Ferrero Group, one of the largest global confectionery business.

Siwak oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based $2 billion dollar confectionery company. With more than 4,000 employees in nearly 20 offices and facilities across North America, Ferrara is the third-largest confections company in the country, the No. 1 player in seasonal non-chocolate and the No. 2 player in non-chocolate confections. In 2018, Ferrara and Ferrero completed the acquisition of the U.S. Nestlé confection business, positioning the company for its next phase of dynamic growth.

Under his leadership, Ferrara has experienced significant branded revenue and profit growth due in large to organizational restructuring, product revitalizations and the elimination of operational inefficiencies. The company remains one of the fastest growing in the category and, in 2018, is on pace to outgrow the category 2.5X.

Prior to joining Ferrara, Siwak was an operating partner at L Catterton, the largest consumer goods-focused private equity group in the world. During his tenure he worked across multiple portfolio companies to optimize business performance, resulting in numerous successful outcomes. Prior to L Catterton, he was the President and Co-Founder of TRG Accessories, a multi-million dollar luggage, travel gear and accessories company with notable consumer brands including Swiss Army, Timberland and Callaway Golf. Driven by his expertise in business insights, sales, marketing and innovation, the company grew to be a 150 million dollar-plus global business in four years and, in 2002, Siwak was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Early in his career Siwak was a practicing Mergers and Acquisition attorney, and made the transition to the consumer packaged goods sector where he held positions in the areas of distribution, operations, sales, marketing and acquisitions.

Siwak is a passionate supporter and advocate of community betterment, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards that focus on revitalizing and enriching local communities. He also serves on several for-profit consumer packaged goods company and private equity boards.

A native of Missouri, he holds a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law and a B.S. in economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Mark Benhar
President at Benhar Office Interiors

I've been in the Contract Office Furniture and Architectural Glass Wall business for over 30 years. As one of the leading Herman Miller dealers in NYC I've had the privilege of working with many great companies's and executives in Real Estate, Architecture, Project Management and Facilities.

My goal is to continue to improve my company and to be the #1 resource for contract office interiors products in the NY area. I love all the people that work with us and am happy to have built an inspiring, fun and collaborative team. I love teaching and mentoring my teammates, and I look forward to coming into work every day to be with everyone.

Specialties in Furniture: Ergonomics Specialist, Office Furniture Product Expert, Custom Furniture Knowledge, Architectural Products Consultant, Modular Glass Wall Distributor, Office Space Design and Space Planning Skills, Herman Miller Product Expert, Office Furniture Systems, Case-good Office Furniture


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