Food Industry Veteran Alan Kahn Becomes Operating Partner at 6Pacific

Los Angeles – March 15, 2011 – 6Pacific proudly announced today that food industry veteran Alan Kahn has become an advisor and one of the firm’s Operating Partners. Alan brings a long career in the processed food and protein industries, including senior management positions at J.R. Simplot, H.J. Heinz and McCain Foods. Alan will provide his expertise, relationships and advice on opportunities for 6Pacific Capital, which is seeking to add new investments to its portfolio. 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a world-class food industry executive join our team,” said John Barrymore, Managing Partner at 6Pacific. “Alan’s long career and broad relationships will substantially add to our base of expertise and provide us with greater reach into attractive industry segments, particularly the foodservice channel.”

“I look forward to working with 6Pacific to provide my perspectives and industry relationships,” Kahn added. “There are many opportunities to achieve growth and value creation in the food business. By combining my industry contacts with 6Pacific’s capital and network of resources, we should be able to identify many attractive investment opportunities.”

To discuss new investment opportunities or any other questions, please contact John Barrymore, Managing Partner, at (310) 746-5421 or

More about Alan Kahn

Alan is an established food executive with over 20 years of experience in the food industry, with both public and private companies. Alan was most recently part of the leadership team at the J. R. Simplot Company as Vice President of New Product Marketing and New Business Development. While at Simplot, Alan led a number of significant strategic projects, including Simplot’s partnership with Overhill Farms and the acquisition of a large retail frozen food company in the Eastern U.S. Alan was also active in the management of Simplot’s Potato and Vegetable divisions, and he led the development of a number of new product brands.

Previously, Alan was a Director of Marketing at H.J. Heinz and McCain Foods, managing a sizeable portfolio of branded and private-label frozen potato products. While at Heinz, Alan was responsible for the development of one of the most successful new potato product launches, Brew City Fries, which delivered substantial sales growth. Prior to his marketing roles, Alan served in sales capacities for Ore-Ida Foods and Mrs. Crockett’s Kitchens, a prepared salad manufacturer. 

About 6Pacific

6Pacific is the premier advisor and capital provider to growing consumer companies, with a full offering of advisory and capital raising services and a private growth equity investment vehicle. 6Pacific Partners advises large corporate clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and joint venture transactions. 6Pacific Capital makes minority equity investments in growing consumer companies that are at or near profitability. For more information, please visit our website at