GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ranir, a leading global manufacturer of store brand private label consumer oral care products, has appointed Scott Huff and Richelle Parham to the company’s board of directors.
Huff recently retired as EVP of the consumables and health-and-wellness divisions at Walmart. He drove merchandising strategies in areas such as beauty and personal care, pets, household paper and chemicals, baby, OTC, pharmacy and optical. Huff was also responsible for merchandising execution, replenishment, store layout, supplier diversity, planning, pricing, modular development and joint business planning. He joined Walmart in 1994 as an intern, moving up in a variety of buyer roles and eventually serving as merchandise manager. He was promoted to divisional merchandise manager in 2002 and to VP in 2003 with responsibility for snacks, beverages and alcohol. In 2007, he was promoted to regional VP for region 26, covering Arkansas and southern Missouri. He serves on the advisory councils for the Jones Center and the College of Business at Missouri State University.
Parham is a seasoned senior-level executive with more than 20 years of global strategy and marketing experience for prolific corporations such as eBay, Visa, Digitas and Citibank. She has a proven track record of leading high-performing business and marketing teams, utilizing strategic and analytical decision-making expertise to successfully drive key business performance. In 2016, Parham joined Camden Partners, a leading private equity firm, as a general partner. Her focus is investing in growth stage global consumer companies. Prior to Camden Partners, Parham served as VP chief marketing officer of eBay where she leveraged her background in consumer and digital marketing to develop strategies and execute all marketing activities to reach more than 180 million active eBay users. Parham was responsible, globally, for eBay brand strategy and brand marketing, internet marketing and CRM. She was also responsible for all areas of eBay North American marketing, including customer product marketing, loyalty and relationship marketing, seller marketing and social. A strong advocate of empowering female leaders through STEM programs, Parham is on the advisory board for Girls Who Code. She has also served on the board of directors for Scripps Network Interactive since 2012 and LabCorp since 2016. Parham has double bachelor’s degrees in business administration and design arts from Drexel University. Additionally, she became a member of the Drexel University Board of Trustees in 2014.
“As Ranir continues to grow in the oral care industry with both private label and branded products, I’m thrilled to welcome two executives to the board who have a wealth of healthcare, marketing and brand expertise,” said Rich Sorota, CEO of Ranir. “We continue to execute on the company’s mission to provide millions of healthy, affordable smiles across the globe, and we look forward to Richelle and Scott joining the team and playing a role in Ranir’s continued evolution.”