Robin Brooks Brooks Food Group, Inc.
...Robin BrooksTreasurer, TCI South FloridaChairman & CEOBrooks Food Group, Inc. Robin C. Brooks is currently Chairman and majority owner of Brooks Food Group, Inc., which operates two food processing plants.
Corporate Headquarters is located in the Bedford, Virginia, facility and the second plant is in Monroe, North Carolina . Both plants process and market specialty frozen foods that are sold to the foodservice industry with emphasis on restaurant chains.Previously, Ms. Brooks was Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer of the company and was responsible for developing and implementing the strategies needed to achieve company growth and profit objectives as well as investment returns.
directed the Company's overall financial plans and policies, accounting practices and relationships with financial institutions, stakeholders and major customers/ investment community.Ms. Brooks
is responsible for the acquisition of the Bedford plant from McCormick & Company
in July, 1995, as well as the acquisition of the Monroe plant from Wampler Foods in March, 1999.
Prior to pursuing the acquisition of the Brooks'
family-owned companies, Ms. Brooks
provided strategic business planning and transaction advisory services for numerous Fortune 1000 clients including Nestle
, International Multifoods
, General Motors
, First Chicago
and Household Bank
to name a few.Ms. Brooks
specializes in the analysis and valuation of business entities and security interests for transaction pricing and litigation purposes.Ms. Brooks
has more than 20 years experience in providing merger and acquisition, debt restructuring and corporate finance activities on behalf of former employers, including Williamette Management Associates, Deloitte & Touche and Arthur D. Little Valuation, Inc.
Early in her
career, Ms. Brooks
held several positions related to commercial lending and finance. Ms. Brooks holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Smith College and a Masters of Management degree in finance and economics from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Brooks is a board member of United Enterprise Fund, The Commonwealth Institute, the MultiCultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance, and The Committee of 200.She is an active member of the Women's Foodservice Forum and serves as mentor for aspiring female executives and entrepreneurs.The Women's Foodservice Forum
named Ms. Brooks
as their 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2001, Ms. Brooks
received Ernst & Young's
Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year award.She
is an appointee of the SBA National Advisory Council
.In addition, Ms. Brooks
actively supports numerous civic and social service organizations. Ms. Brooks
has published several articles on the valuation of intangible assets and intellectual properties and has conducted seminars on her
published materials as well as on domestic and international business and investment issues.