Montgomery (Monty) Pooley � Executive VP / CCO
Montgomery (Monty) Pooley joined Shearer’s team at the Massillon, Ohio, headquarters in November 2012. He brings more than 30 years of management experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry to his role as Executive Vice President/Chief Commercial Officer. Previously, Monty held leadership positions overseeing sales, marketing and retail operations at companies including Procter & Gamble, HJ Heinz and Sara Lee.
With a track record of growing and strengthening CPG operations, Monty has gained a wealth of cross-functional, multi-category leadership experience across several retail channels. This experience equips him to effectively develop the associates and systems responsible for serving Shearer’s customers.
Monty’s focus is serving Shearer’s customers by leveraging big company capabilities, like industry-leading technology systems, paired with small company accountability and personal engagement.
Monty brings a competitive intensity to the business, fueled by a competitive spirit outside of the business. When he’s not working to serve Shearer’s customers, Monty and his family enjoy competitive sports together. He stays active with his wife Kate, a personal trainer, and their three children.
Before starting his retail career, Monty played intercollegiate ice hockey and squash at Hamilton College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in 1984. He still serves on the Board of Trustees for Hamilton College and leads the college’s Annual Fund. He became a Baldridge Quality Fellow in 2010.