Rebecca J. Walsh is the executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer at Ventura Foods. She leads the Ventura Foods’ legal team and oversees the company’s worldwide legal operations and compliance. Her principal areas of focus are providing strategic advice to the company in the areas of corporate governance, commercial negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, international and regulatory. Ms. Walsh also serves as Ventura Foods’ corporate secretary and chief compliance officer. She has over 20 years of experience as a corporate counsel with 15 years as a general counsel in a broad range of industries, including technology, media and entertainment and foodservice.
Immediately prior to joining Ventura Foods, Rebecca was the vice president and general counsel of Catalina Restaurant Group Inc., where she advised management and the board of directors on a variety of strategic, commercial and corporate matters. She also previously served as associate general counsel of Anacomp, Inc., general counsel of The Upper Deck Company, LLC, and as an associate at the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Ms. Walsh is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and a past President and board member of the San Diego chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from UCLA.