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BarkerGilmore Has Been Exclusively Retained by Verso Corporation to Find Its Next General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

BarkerGilmore LLC - October 21, 2020


BarkerGilmore, a boutique firm recognized for its best-in-class legal and compliance executive search and leadership development, announced that it has been retained by Verso Corporation (“Verso”) to find its next Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer (“GC”). Robert Barker, co-founder and Managing Partner, and Steve Bell, Senior Director, will manage the engagement.

Verso (NYSE: VRS) is a leading North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging, and pulp. With a long-standing reputation for quality and reliability, they also possess a passion which is deeply rooted in ethical business practices, demanding safe workplaces for their employees and sustainable wood sourcing for their products. This passion, combined with their flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery, and service, make Verso the turn-to company for commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers, and other end users.

The GC will be responsible for all of Verso’s legal affairs, governance, and compliance, including SEC filings and reporting. In addition, they will act as a strategic member of the executive leadership team, having direct involvement in critical contract negotiations and growth initiatives as well as frequent interaction with the Board of Directors.

“The Verso executive leadership team and board are comprised of highly skilled, strategic, collaborative business professionals who are passionate about the business and eager to drive the Company toward continued success,” said Bob Barker. “Reporting to and serving as a business partner to the CEO, the SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer will be a member of the senior executive team and responsible for legal affairs, governance, and compliance. The ideal individual for this assignment will have experience as a public company General Counsel and be recognized as a strategic advisor to the C-suite.”

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm specializing in executive search and selection in the areas of law and compliance. With a network of advisors and recruiters spanning across the United States, BarkerGilmore consistently places exceptional talent at leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, and technology companies. In addition, as a prominent thought leader within the legal industry, BarkerGilmore has released various reports to inform the conversations on in-house counsel compensation and the crucial role of the General Counsel as both a legal advisor and business partner. For further information visit barkergilmore.com or call 877-571-5047.