Randall Laird

Senior Vice President, Asset Acquisition

Randall is the Senior Vice President of Asset Acquisition for Anchor, overseeing business development and asset procurement for all Anchor Corporate Trade programs. In addition to this position, he plays a key role on the management team to maximize Anchor’s involvement with its Veteran affiliations, including the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York State Office of General Services, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and the National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC).

A 1984 graduate of Washington State University, Randall was a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship recipient and a Distinguished Military Graduate. Randall served six years on active duty, which included assignments with the 3rd Infantry Division in West Germany and the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center at Fort Bliss, TX. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne Schools.

After active duty, Randall earned a Masters of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and shortly after, began his career in Corporate Trade. Randall has held senior management positions at Active International, Magna Global Trading and Carat Trade. With more than 25 years of experience, Randall has managed over 200 Corporate Trade transactions totaling more than $500 million in value recovery for Fortune 1000 companies including Brown-Forman, ConAgra Foods, Diageo, Maytag, Newell-Rubbermaid, Nokia, Reckitt-Benckiser, TaylorMade Golf, and Valvoline.

Randall serves in leadership positions with various 501(c)(3) charities including his role as Treasurer of the West Point Society of the Mid-Hudson Region, a non-profit providing support to the United States Military Academy in the Hudson Valley and an annual donor to Legacies Alive, a charity supporting Gold Star Families. Additionally, Randall is on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of Pencils for Kids, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that provides school supplies to children in under-developed countries.

Randall and his wife, a retired U.S. Army Veteran, live in Monroe, NY. They have four grown children, two of whom are currently serving in the U.S. Army.