Tanya Domier served as CEO of Advantage Solutions from January 2013 through March 2022.
She joined Advantage Solutions in 1990, quickly rising through the company’s ranks, holding a variety of executive-level positions in sales, marketing and operations. In 2000, she led the formation of the award-winning marketing division, Advantage Marketing Partners. As president and chief operating officer, a position she held from 2010 until assuming her CEO role, Domier developed a strategic plan that continues to foster a performance-driven culture that emphasizes the importance of proactively adding value and delivering results for clients and customers.
During her tenure as CEO, Domier led the development of a suite of digital technology solutions to help brands and retailers as they address the challenges they face in today’s omnichannel world. She also led the company’s growth as an international presence offering integrated outsourced solutions to multinational clients, providing them with a single strategic partner and best practices across 40 countries.
In October 2020, she guided Advantage as it became a public company trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol “ADV.”
Domier is a member of the board of directors of Yum! Brands Inc.
James M. Kilts is a renowned leader in the consumer industry, with more than 40 years of experience leading a range of companies and iconic brands. Kilts is the founding partner of Centerview Capital Consumer, founded in 2006. He is the chairman of the board of directors of The Simply Good Foods Company and is a member of the board of directors of Pfizer Inc., where he has served since 2007, and Unifi Inc., where he has served since 2016.
Previously, Kilts served as chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Gillette, until it merged with Procter & Gamble in 2005. At that time, he became vice chairman of the board of The Procter & Gamble Company. Prior to Gillette, Kilts served as president and chief executive officer of Nabisco from 1998 until its acquisition by The Philip Morris Companies in 2000. Before joining Nabisco, he served in a number of senior leadership roles, including executive vice president of The Philip Morris Companies, president of Kraft USA and Oscar Mayer. He also served as chairman of the board of Nielsen Holdings N.V. from 2011 to 2014 and chairman of the supervisory board of the Nielsen Company B.V. from 2009 to 2014. He was a member of the board of directors of Big Heart Pet Brands from 2011 to 2015, during which time he served as chairman; MetLife Inc. from 2005 to 2020, MeadWestvaco from 2006 to 2014, The New York Times Company from 2005 to 2008, May Department Stores from 1998 to 2005 and Whirlpool Corporation from 1999 to 2005. He also served as chairman of the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association from 2003 to 2005 and Delta Airlines from 2002 to 2004. He is a former member of Citigroup’s International Advisory Board.
Ronald E. Blaylock is founder and managing partner of Gennx360 Capital Partners, a private equity firm founded in 2006 focused on investing in industrial and business services companies in the U.S. middle market. Blaylock has served as a director of Pfizer since 2017. Prior to launching Gennx360 Capital Partners, he founded and managed Blaylock & Company, an investment banking firm. Blaylock also held senior management positions at UBS, PaineWebber Group and Citicorp.
He now serves as a director of CarMax Inc. and W.R. Berkley Inc., an insurance holding company. Blaylock is a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Hall and of the board of overseers of New York University Stern School of Business.
Cameron Breitner is a director of Topco and managing partner with CVC Capital Partners, where he heads CVC’s San Francisco office and oversees CVC’s private equity activities on the West Coast. Prior to joining CVC in 2007, Breitner was a managing partner at Centre Partners. Earlier he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co.
Breitner serves on the board of directors for the parent holding companies of Petco, PDC Brands, Asplundh and Teneo. He previously served on the board of directors for BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. and Leslie’s Pool Supplies.
Virginie Costa brings more than 20 years of financial and operational experience with brands focused on consumer experience. She has served as group chief financial officer at Wella Company, a global leader in the $100 billion beauty industry, since June 2021.
Costa served as global chief financial officer at Godiva Chocolatier from June 2018 to May 2021. Prior to that, she served as chief financial officer and chief operations officer of Burberry Americas. Earlier in her career, she held a number of executive positions with Hermes of Paris Inc. in New York City, including chief financial officer and chief operating officer. She began her career in public accounting and consulting at KPMG LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.
Timothy J. Flynn is a director of Topco and a partner with Leonard Green & Partners L.P. Prior to joining LGP in 2003, he was a director in the investment banking department of Credit Suisse First Boston, which he joined following CSFB’s acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he had been since 1996.
Flynn serves on the boards of the following companies or their affiliates: OMNIA, Pye-Barker, The Container Store, The Wrench Group, Veritext Legal Solutions and Insight Global. He has served on the boards of CCC Information Services, United States Infrastructure Corp. and Tank Holdings Corp., among others. Flynn is the chair of The Container Store’s culture and compensation committee.
Jill Griffin joined Advantage in 2008 as president, experiential marketing. In 2010, she was named president of Advantage Marketing Partners, leading the collective of agencies from a primarily shopper marketing practice to a top-ranked omnichannel marketing solutions provider of award-winning consumer, brand, experiential, digital, social, mobile, multicultural, foodservice and retail media marketing services.
In 2019, she began her tenure as president and chief commerce officer, sharing executive leadership responsibility for the Advantage Sales division and having sole responsibility for the Advantage Marketing division and the Advantage Digital Technology division. She assumed the role of CEO in April 2022.
Prior to joining Advantage, Griffin served as president of Navarre Corporation’s interactive publishing division, providing outsourced brand marketing and retail distribution for leading entertainment properties. She began her career with TMP Worldwide in business development and client service.
She was inducted into Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery Hall of Fame in 2018.
Tiffany Han is a director of Topco and a director at CVC Capital Partners. She is actively involved with CVC Funds’ investments in Petco, PDC Brands and Bruin Sports through the investments of funds advised by CVC.
Han previously worked at UBS Investment Bank in the mergers and acquisition group.
Robin Manherz is executive vice president and chief operating officer at SAP SE across sales, services and customer engagement functions worldwide. In this role, she is responsible for operationalizing the company’s strategy through accelerated growth and transformation, including execution of next-generation business and operating models that maximize value for customers.
Manherz brings 25 years of experience in technology and business. Since joining SAP in 2007, she has held an array of executive roles with a focus on capital investment strategy, portfolio planning, industry value engineering, channel management, strategic planning and execution, sales operations and finance. Earlier in her career, she held professional and leadership roles with JD Edwards, USA.NET and QAD.
Adam Nebesar is a managing director in Bain Capital’s consumer, retail and dining vertical and a member of the firm’s North American private equity team focusing on investments in the consumer products and hospitality sectors. He has also played a leading role in Bain Capital’s recruiting and training efforts.
He serves on the board of directors of Dessert Holdings and Virgin Voyages.
Previously, Nebesar was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and board director for Innocor, TOMS and Sun Dial.
Deborah Poole is an experienced board member and c-suite leader in the consumer goods, consumer technology and e-commerce sectors. She serves on the board of directors of Idelic Inc., CareRev, Lantern, Placemakr and Sendle.
From 2019 to 2021, Poole was chief business officer of WHOOP, a consumer wearable SaaS company, where she was responsible for strategy, enterprise sales and e-commerce operations. She also served as a board director of Drizly, the alcohol delivery e-commerce marketplace, from 2019 until the company was acquired by Uber in 2021.
From 2010 to 2019, Poole held leadership roles at Wayfair LLC, including at Wayfair Canada, which she helped found as general manager. She served as Wayfair’s global head of talent acquisition from 2018 to 2019.
Brian K. Ratzan has been a partner of Centerview Capital Consumer since April 2014. He has more than 20 years of private equity investing experience. Prior to joining Centerview Capital Consumer, Ratzan was partner and head of U.S. private equity at Pamplona Capital Management. He previously served as managing director and head of consumer at Vestar Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, Ratzan worked at 21 International Holdings, a private investment firm, and in the Investment Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.
Ratzan serves as a director on the board of The Simply Good Foods Company. He previously served on the boards of Del Monte Foods, The Sun Products Corporation (formerly known as Huish Detergents Inc.) and Birds Eye Foods Inc.
Jonathan D. Sokoloff is a director of Topco and managing partner with Leonard Green & Partners L.P. Before joining LGP in 1990, he was a managing director in corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Sokoloff serves on the boards of the publicly traded companies Shake Shack and The Container Store Group and on the boards of the following private companies or their affiliates: Jetro Cash & Carry, JOANN Stores and Union Square Hospitality Group LLC. He previously served on the board of Whole Foods Market, among many other companies.
Sokoloff is a trustee of Williams College and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is also a board member of the Melanoma Research Alliance.
David J. West is an established leader in the consumer industry, with nearly 30 years of experience leading a range of companies and well-known brands. West became a partner of Centerview Capital Consumer in May 2016. Prior to joining Centerview Capital Consumer, he served as chief executive officer and president of Big Heart Pet Brands (formerly known as Del Monte Foods) from 2011 to 2015. When Big Heart Pet Brands was sold to The J. M. Smucker Company in March 2015, West became president, Big Heart Pet Food and Snacks until 2016.
Prior to joining Del Monte Foods, West served as chief executive officer, president and a director of Hershey from 2007 to 2011, after holding a number of leadership positions at the company, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief customer officer. Prior to joining Hershey in 2001, he spent 14 years with the Nabisco Biscuit and Snacks group, where he held a range of senior leadership positions prior to the acquisition of Nabisco Holdings Corp. by The Philip Morris Companies in 2000. At Nabisco, West worked closely with Jim Kilts during Kilts’ tenure as chief executive officer.
West is vice chairman of the board of The Simply Good Foods Company. He previously served on the board of directors of Hershey from 2007 to 2011, Del Monte Foods from 2011 to 2014, Big Heart Pet Brands from 2014 to 2015 and The J. M. Smucker Company from 2015 to 2016.