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Chief Executive Officer

Palmer Brown is Chief Executive Officer for Compass Group North America and a member of the executive board of Compass Group PLC.

Palmer began his journey with Compass Group North America more than 20 years ago. In the time since, he’s served in a variety of leadership roles across our finance, strategy and legal departments. His extensive experience and keen business acumen led him across the pond where he most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Compass Group PLC, based in the UK.

As part of our Compass family since 2001, Palmer has a deep knowledge of our business and has been instrumental in many strategic acquisitions over his decades-long tenure. He’s a proud graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he earned degrees in business and law. Yet it’s his true passion for our people and his unwavering commitment to ensure that each of our associates has the opportunity to grow with us that leaves the most indelible mark on Compass Group.

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