Who is ‘Patrick J. Moore’
Patrick J. Moore became chairman and CEO of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in 2002. Born in 1954 in Chicago, Moore joined the company in 1987, when it was Jefferson Smurfit Corporation. From 2002 until 2011, Moore was chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging and one of the world’s largest paper recyclers. His 24-year tenure at Smurfit also included posts as chief financial officer, vice president general manager of the company’s Industrial Packaging division, and treasurer. As a vice president, Moore oversaw the divestiture of Stone Container Corporation’s assets after its 1998 merger with Jefferson Smurfit. Smurfit-Stone is a paperboard and paper-based packaging company headquartered in Chicago, IL, and Creve Coeur, MO. The company also operates 31 full-service recycling processing facilities.
BREAKING DOWN ‘Patrick J. Moore’
Patrick J. Moore made his entrance into corporate leadership positions after beginning at Jefferson Smurfit as an assistant treasurer in 1987. He was named vice president and chief financial officer at Jefferson Smurfit in 1996 and held the same position at Smurfit-Stone from 1998 through 2002. In 2002, Moore became president and chief executive officer and was named chairman of the board the following year. Known for talents for organizational excellence, Moore directed Smurfit-Stone through difficult financial times caused by poor economic conditions.
Current Status and Background of Patrick J. Moore
Moore currently serves as president and CEO of PJM Advisors, LLC, an investment and advisory firm that also maintains an affiliate relationship with a large New York-based private equity firm. His service at chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation ended in 2011.
Moore acquired an interest in money and finance while growing up on the south side of Chicago. To finance his tuition at DePaul University, Moore worked at Continental Bank, which offered a tuition reimbursement program. He graduated in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and later took some graduate accounting and finance classes. By the time he was 32, Moore had risen to become an assistant vice president at Continental Bank.
In 1987, Moore accepted the position as assistant treasurer with one of Continental’s customers, Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, in St. Louis, MO. Moore continued his ascension within Jefferson Smurfit in 1996, when he was appointed vice president and chief financial officer. By the following year, Jefferson Smurfit had grown to having sales of more than $4 billion per year. In 2018, Energizer Holdings, Inc., announced the appointment of Moore as vice chairman of the board of directors