McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Alex Coppersmith as the Chief Financial Officer of Sterno Group. Reporting to the CEO, Alex will act as a strategic thought partner and a key member of the leadership team, developing a strategic vision and ensuring tactical execution to support M+A and leverage new market opportunities. Having direct supervision over the finance and accounting function, he will oversee M+A due diligence, post-acquisition integration, and the monthly close process at the corporate level for all business units.

Alex is an experienced finance and accounting executive with a proven track record of successfully managing multiple cross-functional departments within constantly evolving industries and regulatory environments. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Fresh & Ready Foods, and started his career in public accounting at BDO, LLP before transitioning over to large, iconic brands such as Walt Disney, Sony Entertainment, and Universal Studios. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Southern California and his master’s in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Sterno, headquartered in Dallas, TX, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming systems and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer industries. For over 100 years, the iconic Sterno brand has been synonymous with quality canned heat. The heritage of reliability and innovation continues today, as Sterno continues to bring to market new products that give foodservice industry professionals and consumers greater control over food quality, d├ęcor, and hand sanitation.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chris Bull, Director Sara Pizarro, Director Anne Terry and Research Manager Rachel Terry.