Robert C. Sledd
ROBERT C. SLEDD, is Managing Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm, and Sledd Properties, LLC, an investment company, and has held these roles since 2008 and 2001, respectively. From January 2010 until January 2014, Mr. Sledd served as the Senior Economic Advisor to the former Governor of Virginia and was responsible for the development of Virginia’s strategic economic development plan and oversight in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce. In 1987, Mr. Sledd co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Food Group Company (“PFG”). During his tenure at PFG, Mr. Sledd oversaw the development and implementation of its strategic plan and took the company public in 1993, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. Under his leadership, PFG became the third largest foodservice distributor in the U.S. and the largest product processor and bagged salad supplier to both the retail and foodservice markets with approximately $7 billion in sales. Mr. Sledd remained Chairman until PFG was taken private in June 2008.
Since 1996, Mr. Sledd has served as a director on the board of Pool Corporation, a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products, and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Over this time, Pool Corporation has been among the top performing companies on the Nasdaq. Since 2007, he has served on the board of Owens & Minor, Inc., a distributor of national name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply chain management company, and is a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. He has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2009, and is Chairman of the Pension Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Audit and Finance Committees.