Channel Advisory




Consumer Products

Area of Expertise


Previous Board Experience

Nonprofit, Private

Chandra McCormack is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO, financial expert) and growth strategist with 30 years stewarding companies to professionalize, transform, and transact.  She has extensive public company SEC experience in the CPG sector, plus IFRS experience in the transportation and family entertainment sectors. She led Finance for a rapidly growing PE-owned company in the food broker (SMA) space and serves as a Board Member for PE-owned Premium Natural Food Holdings, while serving also as an Advisory Board member for OptimEyes.AI, an innovator in cyber security, ESG and data privacy. Chandra has led integrations and financial management in many countries and is well-traveled having lived in the US, India, and Belgium. She is actively seeking board roles that utilize her considerable insight, oversight and foresight drawn from business cycles, strategy, and the boardroom.

As a P&L owner, Chandra is known for doubling revenue while more than doubling EBITDA plus margin expansion, through M&A and organic growth in public and private equity-backed companies. At Acosta SMA, a global company with 30K employees and four PE sponsors, Chandra led Finance as the first CFO after fresh start, resulting in turnaround as the company strategically took share with four accretive acquisitions in foodservice, grocery SMA, and assisted selling and training (AS&T). Chandra led modeling and diligence, voting in M&A committee/deal review while influencing negotiation, including the addition of digital shelf management offerings to 2K CPG clients with and during COVID, coinciding with dramatic increases in online grocery sales. In her role, Chandra participated in numerous Board meetings, instilled sound governance, strategic planning, treasury, and system design for moving from 100 systems to ten, incorporating SAAS, AI, cyber and cloud solutions. She has sold three companies to private equity, led supply chain/procurement, expanded mid-market companies to multi-state, and held positions in management consulting and retail banking.