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Santa Paula, CA, October 11, 2021 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that Calavo, “The Best-Known Name in Avocados”, and largest marketer and distributor of avocados and prepared avocado foods in the United States, has hired Graciela Montgomery as CHRO.  A seasoned leader with global oversight, Graciela brings experience in diverse industries and cultures and a solid foundation in change management at scale. She has created and developed high performing organizations and led through change and dramatic growth at leading companies including National Public Radio (NPR), Deckers Outdoor Corp., and AECOM. Graciela earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies from California State University – Los Angeles.

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Calavo (NASDAQ: CVGW) is a global leader in the avocado industry and a provider of value-added fresh food. Teamwork, sustainability, responsibility, and long-standing relationships are core values at Calavo.  Calavo’s expertise in marketing and distributing avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods allows the Company to deliver a wide array of fresh and prepared food products to retail grocery, foodservice, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesalers worldwide. Calavo procures avocados from California, Mexico, and other growing regions around the world.  To learn more, visit

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FlemingMartin is a leading retained executive search firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. FlemingMartin partners with Boards, Venture Capital Firms, and CEOs to build successful, execution-focused management teams. The Firm’s principals are trusted advisors and business partners who enable companies to gain powerful, far-reaching, and lasting contributions from their executive-level human capital.