McLane Group Leadership

Drayton McLane Jr.

Drayton McLane Jr. is a dynamic business leader and philanthropist. As a renowned entrepreneur and third generation grocery wholesaler, Mr. McLane’s success is based on a commitment to quality, customer service, and uncompromising honesty and integrity.


Paul Keiper joined McLane Group as President and Chief Investment Officer in 2016. Paul is responsible for directing the operating and financial investments for the McLane family, as well as the operations of the McLane family office. Prior to joining McLane Group, Paul spent ten years as chief operating officer for a family office located in Montana. Paul also spent nineteen years in Big 4 public accounting as an audit partner.

President and Chief Investment Officer

Drayton III graduated from Baylor University in 1996 with a BBA in Marketing and joined his father in the family business in 2006. He has been the purchasing director for McLane Advanced Technologies and also has worked as a sales rep for other McLane Group companies. In late June 2010, Drayton was named CEO of Classic Foods.

CEO Classic Foods

Brett Moore has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the areas of finance, accounting, risk management, and information systems. An accomplished executive, he applies a varied set of skills and analysis to provide decision support and direction to the McLane Family of companies.

Chief Financial Officer

Lesley Foster

Lesley joined McLane Group in 2009. She is responsible for the accounting functions of McLane Group and several of its portfolio companies. Lesley holds a BBA and an MBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Corporate Controller