Del Rey Avocado appoints new CFO Justin Warren
Del Rey Avocado announced that Justin Warren has recently been appointed Del Rey Avocado’s new chief financial officer. To help ensure a smooth transition, Warren has been working closely with Bob Siemer, partner, and chief financial officer for the past year as director of finance. A seasoned member of Del Rey Avocado's finance team, Warren will also play a key management role and will be reporting to the company’s board of directors.
Warren came to Del Rey Avocado with significant financial executive experience in the fresh produce industry. He served as the director of finance from 2011 until 2020 for Mission Produce, in Oxnard, CA, and prior to that he worked as consultant. During his time as a consultant, he was engaged on projects at Fortune 500 companies including Disney and Bank of America. He has over 20 total years in the field of finance.
Warren is a native of California and received his undergraduate degree Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the prestigious Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
"It is extremely exciting to be part of a company that has not only been phenomenally successful, but also has the potential for significant growth for many years to come. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve Del Rey Avocado's growers, customers, teammates, community and stakeholders," said Warren.
"Del Rey Avocado is a growing family-owned company with a dynamic senior leadership team, and we are excited for Justin Warren to help drive the business into the future," said Patrick Lucy, president of Del Rey Avocado. "Justin’s success and experience in agriculture, his financial expertise and his outstanding leadership qualities will be an invaluable addition to the entire team."
Warren relocated from Ventura County with his wife Kerri of 20 years, and his three daughters to San Diego County. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He is also a huge fan of all UCLA Bruins athletics.