Channel Advisory



Chandra McCormack is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO, financial expert) with 30 years of leadership stewarding growth, digital transformation, turnarounds, risk management and M&A. She has extensive public company SEC reporting experience in the CPG sector, plus IFRS experience in the transportation and family entertainment sectors. She led Finance for a PE owned company in the food broker (SMA) space, and serves 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 will draw on her considerable strategy, Wall Street, transformation, and executive boardroom experience.

As a P&L owner, the value Chandra brings includes stewarding strategic growth while managing risk, both organic and M&A, 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 and a doubling in size, as the company strategically took share with four accretive acquisitions in foodservice, grocery SMA, and assisted selling and training (AS&T). Chandra led financial modeling, diligence, 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 two private CPG companies to private equity, led supply chain/procurement, expanded mid-market companies to multi-state, and held positions in management consulting and retail banking over her career.


Consumer Products

Area of Expertise


Previous Board Experience

Nonprofit, Private