Advantage Solutions Appoints Tom Corley to its Board of Directors

Veteran industry executive to join advisory team at growth-focused business solutions provider.

January 30, 2019

IRVINE, Calif. -- Advantage Solutions (Advantage) announced today the appointment of consumer-goods-industry veteran Tom Corley to its governing board of directors.


Advantage is a leading North American provider of business solutions to consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, with a suite of technology-enabled services that includes headquarter sales representation, business intelligence, merchandising, and marketing solutions from the top-ranked promotions and experiential agency in the U.S. for five consecutive years according to Ad Age.

Mr. Corley brings to the board more than thirty years of leadership and experience in the CPG and retail industries. His extensive background includes nearly three decades at Kraft Foods in senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility, rising to EVP, President of Sales and Foodservice, where he oversaw all facets of organizations representing $18 billion in annual revenue. Prior to this, he led Kraft’s U.S. field sales organization, and was responsible for all headquarter and retail execution with customers on a national scope. Mr. Corley has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Acosta, where he led the sales, foodservice, and new business development units and was responsible for client development and customer connectivity. He is currently the Global Chief Revenue Officer at Catalina, a leader in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media.

“I’ve long admired Tom’s 30-plus years of industry experience from afar and after getting to know him, am even more impressed by his industry knowledge, breadth and depth of experience, trusted relationships based on years of performance, and his absolute passion for running hard to win,” said Tanya Domier, Advantage Chief Executive Officer. “We’re so excited to have Tom as yet another thought partner at our organization and know that he will make countless contributions over the coming years.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Advantage board of directors,” said Mr. Corley. “Advantage’s industry-leading capabilities, resources, strategic leadership and talented associates have them poised for continued success in the marketplace. Their unique ability to partner with clients and execute with excellence for retailers makes them a very special organization. I have great respect for what Advantage has been able to accomplish in setting industry standards for both strategy and execution and equally great respect for their leadership team.”

ABOUT ADVANTAGE SOLUTIONS
Advantage is a leading provider of technology-enabled sales and marketing business solutions designed to help manufacturers and retailers across a broad range of channels drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies. The company’s marketing division, Advantage Marketing Partners, provides a broad spectrum of marketing capabilities and services across digital, experiential, traditional and shopper marketing. Advantage Marketing Partners is one of the fastest growing marketing organizations with a global ranking as the 6th largest agency in North America and the 16th largest worldwide. Advantage has offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. For additional information, visit www.advantagesolutions.net.

Contacts
Advantage Solutions
Will Minton, VP Corporate Marketing
Tel: 949-797-3105
Email: will.minton@advantagesolutions.net

Bryce Robinson, General Counsel
Tel: 949-794-2204
Email: bryce.robinson@advantagesolutions.net