Houston's McClaren Partners Appoints First COO

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BJ McElroy to Lead Company’s Continued Growth in the Branded Beef Industry

BJ has led our entry into the branded beef industry while also revolutionizing operations in many of our business groups.

McClaren Partners, LLC, Houston-based holding company with several investments including 44 Farms and 44 Farms Premium Angus Steaks, announces the appointment of BJ McElroy as its first Chief Operating Officer. McElroy previously served as the company’s Vice-President of Finance & Administration.

“This appointment recognizes the tremendous contributions that BJ has provided McClaren Partners over the past several years. It also comes at a time of growth for our firm,” said Bob McClaren, President and CEO of McClaren Partners. “BJ has led our entry into the branded beef industry while also revolutionizing operations in many of our business groups with his strong understanding of the financial, technological and social trends shaping the businesses we are involved in,” added McClaren.

In 2012 McClaren Partners launched 44 Farms Steaks, the branded beef side of its thriving seed stock business. Originally founded in 1909 by Bob McClaren’s great grandparents, 44 Farms is the largest registered producer of Black Angus seed stock in Texas and the fourth largest in the nation.

“The beef industry is not for the timid. BJ has a keen feel for what our customers want and he is true to our core values, including environmental stewardship amongst many others,” McClaren said.

“The appointment is exciting and a great privilege,” said McElroy. “Being able to help lead the launch of a successful branded beef program on the backs of the men and women that have made historic 44 Farms a strong production agricultural operation is an honor. 44 Farms has a rich history of delivering value to our customers and 44 Farms Premium Angus Steaks is a logical extension of that great foundation. As Bob often says, ‘the best is yet to be.’ “

With a strong professional background in mergers and acquisitions, McElroy worked in transaction services at KPMG prior to joining McClaren Partners in 2007 as Director of Finance. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and currently resides in Houston with his family.

About McClaren Partners

Founded in 2002 by Robert “Bob” McClaren, McClaren Partners is a diversified holding company with interests in professional sports, sports management, technology, energy, event planning, manufacturing, creative services and cattle and beef production.

For more information on 44 Farms and 44 Premium Angus Steaks, visit 44farms.com and 44steaks.com.

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