Jarden Corporation has appointed Ros L'Esperance to its board of directors, bringing the total number of members to 10, seven of whom are independent directors.
L'Esperance is chairman of the global investment banking division at Barclays and serves as a member of several operating and executive committees within Barclays. Prior to being named chairman, L'Esperance was jointly responsible for corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at Barclays from 2008-2013. She joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where she was co-head of global corporate finance. During her tenure at Lehman Brothers she was also a founder and leader of the Financial Sponsors Group from 1997 through 2007 and previously was a managing director in the Media and Communications Group. She began her career as an associate at Lehman Brothers in 1987. L'Esperance has also been an active contributor to the firm's philanthropy and diversity initiatives. She is a dual citizen (US/UK) and a board member of the Boys Club of New York, the Southampton Fresh Air Home and BritishAmerican Business.
"As a veteran finance professional working across a wide variety of companies and transactions, Ms. L'Esperance's experience will be highly valuable to us as we continue to grow our business," said Martin E. Franklin, founder and executive chairman. "Ms. L'Esperance brings a global perspective and a wealth of experience garnered from almost three decades of complex M&A transactions as well as experience in navigating across the full spectrum of capital markets environments and opportunities. We welcome Ros as a director of Jarden and are confident that her professional insights and unique personal perspective will enable her to make a significant contribution to our company."
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of more 120 brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of brands, including outdoor products such as Abu Garcia, AeroBed, Berkley, Campingaz and Coleman, ExOfficio, Fenwick, Greys, Gulp!, Hardy, Invicta, K2, Madshus, Marker, Marmot, Mitchell, PENN, Rawlings, Ride, Sevylor,Shakespeare, Stearns, Stren, Trilene, Volkl, Worth and Zoot; consumer products such as Bionaire, Breville, Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Health o meter, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Patton, Rival, Seal-a-Meal, Sunbeam, VillaWare and White Mountain; and branded consumables such as Ball, Bee, Bernardin, Bicycle, Billy Boy, Crawford, Diamond, Dicon, Fiona, First Alert, First Essentials, Hoyle, Kerr, Lehigh, Lifoam, Lillo, Loew Cornell, Mapa, NUK, Pine Mountain, ProPak, Quickie, Spontex, Tigex and Yankee Candle.