Matt O’Neill

Matt O’Neill leads cross-functional teams in strategy initiatives, growth opportunities, and profitability enhancement projects as VP of Corporate Development at Parker Plastics. In this role, Matt also oversees partnerships, acquisitions, procurement, supply chain, and technology for the company. He works closely with the sales and manufacturing teams on key projects and new product and market development.

Matt’s broad experience allows him to understand the various challenges that Parker Plastics, its customers, and suppliers face so that he can work on creative solutions that drive growth for all parties. Matt understands that strong customer and supplier relationships, employee teamwork and collaboration, and continual improvement initiatives are key to the continued success of Parker Plastics.

Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Brad Hayes

Brad Hayes is the Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s financial and accounting needs in support of our operational and strategic goals.
Brad believes in utilizing modern financial tools through continuous improvement to enhance and drive value for key stakeholders, including our customers, employees, suppliers, creditors and shareholders.
Brad has over 18 years of experience working with companies across numerous industries as an advisor, investor and board member. Prior to this position, Brad was a Senior Vice President with Golub Capital, where he was responsible for executing and monitoring investments for the firm. Prior to Golub, Brad advised companies and investors as a Senior Vice President with Mesirow Financial Consulting. He started his career with KPMG’s audit practice and later worked as a Manager with the firm’s transaction services (mergers & acquisitions) advisory group.
Brad earned his BS degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Brad is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).

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Steve Ferraro

Steve Ferraro is the Vice President of Sales who leads, directs and manages our commercial team and program in support of our customers and in conjunction with our operations group.
Steve understands that our primary focus is to assist our customers to grow their market share and earnings by providing best in class products, service and support. Steve employs a structured commercial approach that focuses on customer intimacy and delivering industry wide solutions.
Steve has his MBA in Finance/Marketing. He has over 25 years experience in the rigid and flexible packaging industry, specializing in the food, beverage, household chemical, industrial, personal care, ag chem, pet, auto and health and beauty market segments.
Steve has worked with many of the Fortune 500 Consumer Products companies in the US, developing long term, value added successful partnerships.

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Jim Parker

As Owner and President of Parker Plastics, Jim Parker has led the organic growth of Parker Plastics from a startup in 1989 to a company of national reach with four manufacturing plants and over 330+ employees. Jim’s “customer first” and continual improvement philosophies have led to the consistent delivery of best in class performance and numerous valued long-term customer relationships. Jim fully appreciates that the continued success of Parker Plastics is the direct result of its loyal, talented work force. Many of whom have been with the company more than 20 years.
With an MBA from University of Chicago, Jim combines his entrepreneurial spirit and strong analytical skills to drive growth. Jim is a firm believer that ongoing investment in new product development, team building, efficiency enhancement and safety initiatives are the keys to sustained success.

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