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Jose-Luis Bretones-Lopez
Business Owner & Managing Partner
LINAR Advisors

Independent Director
Griffith Foods Inc.

After more than 20 years as an executive working for publicly traded companies like AT&T, Lucent Technologies, McDonald’s and Castle Metals, I decided to found LINAR Advisors in early 2015; a manufacturing operations and supply chain consulting firm with clients across North America, Europe and Africa. I heard about PDA in late 2015 and decided to join as a member here in Chicago in early 2016. LINAR Advisors became a PDA Sponsor in 2017. PDA is a reliable source of valuable information and access to a broad network of experienced Corporate Directors and outstanding professionals across multiple industries. Additionally, a key benefit I enjoyed as a PDA member was the opportunity to work with Barry Cain and Bruce Werner. Barry and Bruce coached me and helped me understand the dynamics of applying and interviewing for opportunities to serve as an independent director in a privately held company. I am proud to share I was asked to serve at Griffith Foods in early 2019. I strongly advise joining PDA.

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