Beverly Hills, CA – June 7, 2013 – NHS LA members and guests enjoyed a private luncheon with M&A specialist and consumer brand visionary Dean Metropoulos. Dean is a member and on the Advisory Board of the NHS. Dean discussed the two most recent acquisitions that he and his partners undertook: Hostess Brands and Pabst Brewing Company.
Dean’s experience in turning around and boosting the value of household consumer brand names is legendary. Brands include: Duncan Hines, Bumblebee Tuna, Chef Boyardee, Vlassic, Celeste, Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Paul’s, Lender’s Bagels, Perrier Jouet & Mumms Champagnes, Gulden’s Mustard, Armour, Van De Kamp, Swanson, Hungry Man, Ghiradelli Chocolate and others.
Dean reflected on his years of experience and shared personal stories with NHS LA members and guests. The event was hosted by NHS LA Co-Chair Greg Econn, Co-President and Managing Director of insurance specialist Venbrook Insurance Services. Greg stated, “Dean is not just an incredible businessman and brand visionary, he’s a proud Hellene that never forgot his heritage, roots and the importance of family. Listening to Dean is inspirational and uplifting—an NHS member that personifies NHS’ vision, mission and incredible cadre of members.”