Raines International Expands Operations Practice

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Shami Anand Joins Executive Search Firm as Vice President

Raines International Inc., one of the country’s leading retained executive search firms, announced today that Ms. Shami Anand has joined the company as a Vice President. Ms. Anand joins the firm’s Operations Practice, bringing extensive functional expertise in Strategic Supply Management / Procurement, including Commodities and Indirect Materials, and in Accounting / Finance within the Consumer Products, Financial Services, and Manufacturing Industries.

Ms. Anand joins Raines after 18 years at PepsiCo, Inc., with experience in both Accounting and Procurement. In her most recent role, Shami served as Vice President World-Wide Sweeteners and Other Beverage Ingredients. In this capacity, Shami was responsible for an annual enterprise spend of over $2.4B. Prior to joining PepsiCo, she was an Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand. Ms. Anand will be based in the New York office.

Raines International continues to strengthen its key practice areas in Operations, Finance, Strategy, Sales, Marketing, and Diversity, having recently expanded its senior management team. The firm also recently opened an office in Boston, MA.

“Having had the opportunity to work with Shami for nearly a decade, I am confident that she will make an immediate impact on our success and momentum,” said Bruce Raines, President and CEO of Raines International. “She has earned an outstanding reputation in a dynamic and demanding industry, and her track record of flawless and process-driven execution will directly benefit our clients. I am extremely excited to have added Shami’s energy, expertise, and perspective to our team.”

A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Anand holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Babson College.

About Raines International Inc.
Founded in 1969, Raines International Inc. is one of the country’s preeminent retained executive search firms with expertise in a range of industry sectors and functional areas. Specialty Practice Areas include: Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, Strategy & Business Development, and Diversity. The firm’s client base includes some of the world’s best performing companies, leading private equity firms, and global not-for-profit organizations. The firm is a longstanding member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) as well as the International Association for Corporate and Professional Recruitment (IACPR). For more information about the firm, please visit http://www.rainesinternational.com.

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