Whole Earth Brands: Announces CFO Departure

Chicago / IL. (web) Whole Earth Brands, a global food company enabling healthier lifestyles, announced that Andy Rusie, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will resign from the position effective October 08, 2021 in order to pursue other business interests outside the CPG industry.

CEO Albert Manzone stated, «On behalf of the Board and our entire team, I want to thank Andy for his significant contributions to Whole Earth Brands and wish him well in his future endeavours. Andy has played an important role in building the infrastructure to support the Company’s public company readiness and financial analysis and reporting capabilities. Andy leaves the Company with a strong financial reporting foundation with a team of talented and capable finance and accounting professionals. We are confident in executing our business strategy and in our long-term outlook.»

Andy Rusie commented, «It has been an honour to serve as CFO of Whole Earth Brands over the past two years. I have great confidence in the Company’s finance team and its strategy as it continues to build a portfolio of leading better-for-you brands. I wish everyone at Whole Earth Brands continued success.»

Brian Litman, the Company’s Corporate Controller since June of 2020, will be appointed as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial reporting until a new Chief Financial Officer is identified. Prior to joining Whole Earth Brands, Brian spent 22 years at Tribune Media Company where he advanced through roles of increasing responsibility, including his final role as SVP/Controller + Chief Accounting Officer. Brian began his career with Deloitte. In the interim, he will work with Whole Earth Brand’s finance team to support the Company’s growth strategy.

Whole Earth Brands has commenced a comprehensive global search for a Chief Financial Officer, with a focus on candidates that have a demonstrated track record of leadership, requisite public company financial reporting expertise and driving business growth.