Wally Pfenning

VP, Business Development

Wally oversees Ferrara’s change initiatives, merger and acquisition activity, and Board of Director reporting and communication. During his tenure Wally has led the sale of the Company to Ferrero Group as well as the integration of Nestlé’s U.S. confectionery business into the Ferrara portfolio.

Prior to joining Ferrara, Wally was an investment banker with Houlihan Lokey’s Food & Beverage Group focused on merger and acquisition advisory services. While there he closed 20+ transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $4 billion. Previously he served in an operating role at a private equity-owned apparel company.

Wally holds a BA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from UCLA’S Anderson School of Management. He lives in Chicago’s Northern Suburbs with his wife and two young kids.