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. and serves as the chief legal officer for the company. He currently oversees the company’s legal, compliance, government affairs, and enterprise risk management matters.
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 enables the organization’s growth.
Throughout his career Chad has shepherded many large M&A deals; guided his clients through high-stakes, complex litigation; and been the driving force behind legislation which unanimously passed in the United States Senate. However, most important to Chad, is his success in developing young professionals and encouraging them to realize their full potential.
Chad received a juris doctor from the University of Colorado, a bachelor’s degree in animal and food science from Colorado State University. He also has earned an MBA through Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Outside of the office, Chad is committed to community service, the arts, and education. He is often found volunteering with his family and serves as a director on multiple non-profit boards.
He currently resides in Kohler, Wisconsin with his wife and daughter.