DHR Global Recruits CFO for ScottsMiracle-Gro in 60 Days

November, 2022

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CHICAGO (November 15, 2022) – Leading talent advisory firm DHR Global has successfully assisted The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) in the recruitment of Matthew Garth to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2022. Rob Tillman, Managing Partner of DHR’s Global Financial Officer Practice, led and completed the search in less than 60 days.

“The Chairman and CEO of ScottsMiracle-Gro challenged us to move quickly while holding a high bar in recruiting the company’s next Chief Financial Officer,” stated Tillman. “When the stakes are high, it’s critically important to deliver outstanding results, and we’re extremely pleased to have successfully partnered with Scotts in recruiting Matt Garth as the company’s next CFO.”

Garth brings more than 25 years of financial experience to ScottsMiracle-Gro, having led corporate and operating finance, from treasury and investor relations to financial planning and analysis and business unit leadership. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Treasury and Finance for Minerals Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: MTX), and he previously held senior financial positions with Alcoa. “Matt displays an impressive combination of financial acumen and high performance, making him an invaluable addition to our executive team,” said Jim Hagedorn, Chairman and CEO of ScottsMiracle-Gro.

ScottsMiracle-Gro is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products as well as indoor and hydroponic growing products. The company, which has historically generated strong, consistent cash flow and earnings, was impacted by a substantial shift in supply and demand caused by the pandemic. As a result, ScottsMiracle-Gro is taking action to strengthen its balance sheet and build upon its enviable leadership position in the market. Garth brings the experience, expertise and passion to play an important role in the company’s continued improvement and future growth.

About DHR Global

DHR is a leading, privately-held provider of executive search, leadership consulting and emerging leader search solutions in more than 50 markets spanning 22 countries. With expertise in more than 20 industries and functional areas, DHR pairs clients with resourceful consultants who have the most experience in their world. For more than 30 years, DHR has solved talent challenges by being connected, accountable, attentive, and prepared to hit the ground running to ensure clients have the best talent available. The firm’s emerging leader search services are delivered through Jobplex, a DHR company. For more information on DHR, visit www.dhrglobal.com.

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