Fish & Seafood

Darryl Bergman Appointed Chief Financial Officer of High Liner Foods

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High Liner Foods, a leading North American value-added frozen seafood company, has named Darryl Bergman as its new chief financial officer. He is scheduled to assume the post on July 22.

Bergman will join Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada-headquartered High Liner with more than 25 years of executive-level financial experience, most recently as chief financial officer of Clearwater Seafoods. He has extensive experience in growth organizations, previously as CFO for Exchange Income Corporation, a highly successful growth oriented diversified portfolio company with over $2.5 billion in revenues. Bergman also held key senior finance roles in helping transform Northland Power Inc. from a small independent Canadian power operator to an internationally active renewable power company.

“We are very pleased to welcome Darryl to High Liner Foods. He brings decades of global financial experience to the team, including as a public company CFO, which will be invaluable to us as we continue to execute on our strategy and pursue our purpose of reimaging seafood to nourish life,” said Paul Jewer president and chief executive officer of High Liner Foods. “Darryl’s deep experience across all areas of the finance function, as well as in seafood and food manufacturing, will serve us very well as we continue to implement our ambitious growth agenda.”

“I am honored to join High Liner Foods,” said Bergman. “This is an exciting time for the company, and I look forward to working with Paul and the talented team here to build on a strong financial foundation, drive sustainable growth, and create long-term value for all our shareholders and stakeholders.”

CEO Jewer expressed his gratitude to Deepak Bhandari, who has been the company’s Interim chief financial officer since January 2024. Additionally, he announced that Bhandari will take on a role as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, while continuing his FP&A responsibilities.

About High Liner
High Liner Foods’ retail branded products are sold throughout the United States and Canada under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine and Catch of the Day labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores. The company also sells branded products to restaurants and institutions under the High Liner, Mirabel, Icelandic Seafood and FPI labels, and is a major supplier of private label value-added seafood products to North American food retailers and foodservice distributors. The company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HLF.