General Counsel, Secretary and Executive Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs
Chad Hamilton is General Counsel, Secretary and Executive Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs for Sargento Foods Inc. He currently oversees the company’s approach to all legal matters that arise, including enterprise risk, compliance, government affairs, and employee safety.
Since joining the Sargento Family in 2013, Chad has a proven record of success managing legal concerns and minimizing risk exposure. Previously, he served as Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary for Swisslog Healthcare Solutions and as General Counsel for JBS USA. Chad is particularly known for building solution-oriented legal departments through a reliance on strong business acumen, sophisticated legal experience, and a creative approach to problem-solving that enable the organization’s growth.
Chad received a juris doctor from the University of Colorado, a B.S. in animal and food science from Colorado State University and an MBA through Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Committed to community service, the arts and education, he is often found volunteering with his family and serves as a director on multiple nonprofit boards.
He currently resides in Kohler, Wisconsin with his wife and young daughter.