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BarkerGilmore Recruits Todd Grice as General Counsel for Bacardi Limited

BarkerGilmore LLC - October 6, 2020


BarkerGilmore, a boutique firm specializing in legal and compliance executive search and leadership development, has recruited Todd Grice as the new General Counsel of Bacardi Limited. The engagement was managed by John Gilmore, co-founder and Managing Partner, and Brittney McDonough, Managing Director of BarkerGilmore.

Mahesh Madhavan, Chief Executive Officer for Bacardi, stated, “We are so pleased to welcome Todd to Bacardi and look forward to his contributions to our long-term strategy and to our ongoing efforts to strengthen our unique Bacardi culture. From the beginning, we were impressed with his passion for developing teams and his commitment to being a positive and purposeful business leader and partner.”

Todd Grice, the former Associate General Counsel – Corporate Finance and M&A of The Coca-Cola Company, brings with him 25 years of legal practice, the majority of which have been within the consumer products industry, and extensive experience in corporate law on an international scale. He earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. from Purdue University. As General Counsel, Mr. Grice will not only manage all of Bacardi’s legal affairs on a global scale; he will also play a pivotal role in business development strategy. He will sit in the Bermuda office.

“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Bacardi on this critical hire,” said John Gilmore. “It was a challenging search to identify a leader coming from a highly respected, global brand with extensive, on-the-ground, international experience, but Todd checked every box. I knew the first time we spoke that he would be the finalist.”

Bacardi is a vibrant, family owned spirits company, nurtured by seven generations of the Bacardí family. Founded in 1862 in Santiago de Cuba when Don Facundo Bacardí Massó revolutionized the spirits industry by creating the world’s first light-bodied rum, the company has since grown to become the largest privately held spirits company in the world. Bacardi now encompasses an impressive portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels, their products are sold in more than 150 markets worldwide, and they operate 27 production facilities for bottling, distilling, and manufacturing in 16 countries.

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.