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DFC Global Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR), a leading international diversified financial services company serving primarily unbanked and under-banked consumers for over 30 years, today announced that Edward A. Evans has been appointed to its Board of Directors and that current director John Gavin has been appointed as Lead Independent Director.
Mr. Evans brings to the Board over 30 years of human resources and personnel experience at some of the largest publicly and privately held companies in the U.S. Since January 2010, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Univar, Inc., a leading global distributor of commodity and specialty chemistry. Prior to joining Univar, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Personnel Officer at Allied Waste Industries, Inc. and its successor organization, Republic Services. Mr. Evans has also held various line management and HR positions at ARAMARK Corporation and Marriott Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
“We are pleased to welcome Ed onto the DFC Global Board of Directors as another strong, independent voice,” said Jeff Weiss, DFC Global Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Ed’s extensive experience in employee and compensation-related matters, proven ability to lead and execute at a high level, as well as sharing our vision to provide financial services for the unbanked and under-banked around the world makes him a valuable asset for the Board and for DFC Global’s long-term strategic direction.”
Mr. Gavin, a director since 2007, is an Operating Partner with LLR Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with $1.3 billion under management. Prior to LLR Partners, he was Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of DBM (Drake, Beam, Morin), an international career management and transitions management firm. Before DBM, Mr. Gavin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Right Management Consultants, a global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle. He was also a partner at Andersen Worldwide.