At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Food and Beverage space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Financial Officer of Torchy’s Tacos
Ryan Moore is the Chief Financial Officer at Torchy’s Tacos.
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About Torchy’s Tacos: Torchy’s Tacos is an Austin, Texas-based chain of taco restaurants.
Global Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors
Mauricio Restrepo is Global Chief Financial Officer for Molson Coors. A highly accomplished international finance executive, Mauricio has more than a dozen years of experience in the beer and spirits industries. He joined Molson Coors from Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest spirits company, where he had been Senior Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer since 2014. Prior to joining Beam Suntory, Restrepo spent nine years with SABMiller in senior finance roles, first as CFO of SABMiller Latin America and later CFO of SABMiller Europe. He joined SABMiller in 2005 when it acquired Colombia-based Grupo Empresarial Bavaria where he was CFO. Before entering the beverage alcohol business, Restrepo held commercial and finance positions at Random House, South American automaker SOFASA, and JP Morgan. Mauricio holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in economics and mathematics from Tufts University.
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About Molson Coors: Molson Coors is a beer company and distributor that brews the world’s favorite beer brands.
Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo
Hugh Johnston has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2016. Johnston has been Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, since July 2015 and March 2010, respectively. Johnston served as Executive Vice President at PepsiCo from March 2010 to July 2015. He joined PepsiCo in 1987 and has held a number of increasing leadership roles, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations from 2009 to 2010 and President, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages from 2007 to 2009. Johnston left PepsiCo from August 1999 through March 2002 to pursue a general management role as Vice President, Retail at Merck Medco, leading the company’s retail pharmacy card business. Johnston served on the board of directors of AOL Inc., a global media technology company, from October 2012 to June 2015.Johnston holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
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About PepsiCo: PepsiCo operates as a food and beverage company worldwide.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company
Waller has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company since 2014. Waller joined Coca-Cola in 1987 as a senior accountant and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility during her career, including Vice President, Finance and Controller. She is a director of Monster Beverage Corporation and Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.
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About The Coca-Cola Company: The Coca-Cola Company distributes coke, diet coke, and other soft drinks worldwide.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s
Kevin Ozan works to position McDonald’s for long-term, enduring success. He sets financial direction and develops strategies designed to drive sustained, profitable growth for the company and enhance value for shareholders. He oversees the appropriate allocation of resources throughout the company and, at the same time, effectively manages risk through strong controls and fiscal discipline. In his role, Ozan runs McDonald’s accounting, internal audit, treasury, tax, global business services and investor relations functions. He has broad experience through a variety of financial roles across the global business, including senior-level positions in the company’s finance, investor relations and accounting departments, with assignments in both the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining McDonald’s in 1997, he worked for 11 years in Ernst & Young’s audit and mergers and acquisitions practices. Ozan serves on the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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About McDonald’s: McDonald’s is a global foodservice retailer generating revenue through company-owned restaurants, franchise royalties, and licensing pacts.
Co-Founder & COO/CFO of Liquid Death
JR Riggins is a Co-Founder at Liquid Death.
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About Liquid Death: Liquid Death is a non-alcoholic beverage brand that is focused on health and sustainability.
Marco De Leon
Co-Founder & CFO of Rip van Wafels
Co-Founder of Rip Van.
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About Rip van Wafels: Rip van Wafels aims to revolutionize the way Americans enjoy their daily coffee.
CFO & CTO of Anheuser-Busch InBev
Felipe Dutra is our Chief Financial & Technology Officer. Born in 1965, Mr. Dutra is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Economics from Candido Mendes and an MBA in Controlling from Universidade de São Paulo. He joined Ambev in 1990 from Aracruz Celulose, a major Brazilian manufacturer of pulp and paper. At Ambev he held various positions in Treasury and Finance before being appointed General Manager of one of our beverage subsidiaries. Mr. Dutra was appointed Ambev’s Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and he became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2005. In 2014, Mr. Dutra became our Chief Financial & Technology Officer. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ambev and Grupo Modelo.
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About Anheuser-Busch InBev: Anheuser-Busch InBev is a brewer and provider of consumer products that has a strong, balanced portfolio.
Chief Financial Officer of VMG Partners
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About VMG Partners: VMG Partners is a private equity firm that specializes in buyouts and growth capital investments.
CFO of Delicious Contents
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About Delicious Contents: Delicious Content helps brands sell product by developing practical and novel (food) product uses and capturing them for communications.
Kevin S. Wampler
Chief Financial Officer of Dollar Tree
Chief Financial Officer at Dollar Tree Stores
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About Dollar Tree: Dollar Tree is a national company with thousands of stores.
CFO of inKind
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About Highway 12 Ventures, inKind: inKind finances restaurants by purchasing large amounts of food and beverage credits upfront, and then selling that F&B credit to consumers.
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer of Verb Energy
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About Verb Energy: Verb Energy makes healthy and delicious energy products for every day. Our flagship product is the Verb Caffeinated Energy Bar.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Panera Bread
Mike Bufano has served as Chief Financial Officer since April 2015. In this role, he is responsible for Panera’s finance, accounting and investor relations departments. Bufano previously served as Senior Vice President of Planning and was responsible for financial planning and forecasting, as well as business analysis. Previously, he served as Vice President of Planning from July 2010 to August 2014. Prior to joining Panera, Bufano spent nine years at PepsiCo in various strategy, financial planning and business analysis roles for the company’s soft drink and bottle water business. In addition, Bufano helped build the sales strategy and analysis function supporting the teams selling to PepsiCo’s largest retail partners. He also served as the head of Financial Planning & Analysis for Americas Beverages, including North and Latin America. Prior to PepsiCo, Bufano worked for Accenture, consulting for clients in the telecommunications, banking, and pharmaceutical industries. Bufano earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business.
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About Panera Bread: Thirty years ago, we started with one goal: to bake fresh bread from fresh dough every day in every bakery-cafe.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Albertsons LLC
Bob Dimond has over 25 years of financial and senior executive management experience in the retail food and distribution industry. Prior to joining Albertson’s in February 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Nash Finch. He has also held the position of CFO for Wild Oats, the western region of Kroger Company, and Fred Meyer. Earlier in his career he was Vice President, Administration and Controller for Smith’s Food and Drug Centers. He earned his BS degree in accounting from the University of Utah and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Albertsons LLC: Albertsons is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale.
Scott C. Morrison
SVP & CFO of Ball Aerospace
Mr. Scott C. Morrison is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Ball Corporation, since January 1, 2010. He has served as Vice President and Treasurer from 2002 to 2009; and Treasurer, 2000 to 2002.
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About Ball Aerospace: Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging of aerospace and other technologies and services
Co-Founder & CFO of Nature’s Fynd
Matthew Strongin is a Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Nature’s Fynd.
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About Lotic Labs, Nature’s Fynd: Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe.
Chief Financial Officer of Specified Testing Labs
I Ethan Einwohner formed Specified Testing Labs, LLC, a roll-up of environmental testing laboratories, in August 2013. Under Specified, Ethan led the acquisitions of the testing lab assets of: International Hydronics Corporation (Oct 2013); New Jersey Analytical Labs (Nov, 2013), CNA Environmental (Dec 2013); and Smith Environmental Labs (Apr 2014). At Specified, Ethan manages all financial aspects of the firm and has responsibilities for its acquisition and integration activities. With his laboratory operations team, Ethan forms and executes company strategy .
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About CNA Environmental, Recurrent Capital Bridge Fund, Specified Testing Labs: Specified Testing Laboratories, LLC is a holding company of testing laboratories and related operating companies. Formed in September .
Chief Financial Officer of Kraft Heinz
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About Kraft Heinz: The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Post Holdings
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About Post Holdings: Post Holdings, Inc. is a consumer goods company currently operating in the center-of-the-store, active nutrition and private label food
Chief Financial & Operating Officer of Bai
After earning an MBA at the Wharton School of business, Ari spent the late 90s providing executive leadership for several venture-backed companies and young start-ups. In his most recent role as beverage director and buyer for a major New York alcoholic beverage retailer and distributor, Ari gained beverage insight that informs his financial forecasts and strategies for Bai.
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About Bai: Bai produces drinks that are flavorful, low calorie, and infused with antioxidants from coffee’s superfruit.
CFO of Full Harvest
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About Full Harvest: Full Harvest is the first B2B marketplace for ugly and surplus produce.
CFO of Creating Culinary Communities
Jay Patel is Chief Financial Officer at Creating Culinary Communities.
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About Creating Culinary Communities: Creating Culinary Communities is a cutting edge food and beverage platform consisting of an array of limited service culinary brands.
COO / CFO of Fooda
Jason Stulberg joined Lightbank in January 2012.Prior to Lightbank, Jason was on the founding team of Star Studio, a new venture within Coinstar/Redbox. Previously, Jason spent three years at Wind Point Partners, a middle market private equity firm and two years at Bain & Company in Chicago. Jason holds a BS in engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
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About Fooda: Fooda is a food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work.
CFO of William Chris Vineyards
Brian Robert Gilliam is a high energy hands-on finance professional with demonstrated ability to drive successful execution for over 20 years in diverse market conditions across multiple industries. Gilliam received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University – College Station in business administration and finance in 1986. In addition, Gilliam completed graduate level coursework towards MBA and numerous certification programs in accounting, corporate finance, and financial modeling and treasury operations. Brian Gilliam is a business oriented professional with experience to effectively communicate & integrate strategic, operating, and finance objectives. Gilliam has proven ability to build and leverage relationships across organizations and at all levels. He is flexible, consistent team player sought after for decision support in improving productivity, efficiency and bottom-line results. Brian Robert Gilliam has had tenures at Patagonia, Nike and General Electric. A trusted and valued resource to several CEO’s, CFO’s, Board of Directors, and Institutional Investors, Brian Robert Gilliam has balanced leadership experience from emerging growth to large cap companies. Gilliam has a clean and successful working history with commercial banks, investment banks, and analysts. Gilliam has extensive experience with capital markets, strategic & tactical alignment, complex deal & negotiation experience, global operations, accounting standards, enterprise risk management, legal issues, corporate performance management, and corporate governance. As the CFO of Fiberio Technology of Austin, Texas, Brian Gilliam is responsible for all Finance, Accounting, HR and Legal functions of a startup company that develops and supplies equipment for the fabrication of nanofibers. He was recruited by the CEO to develop standardized accounting and financial reporting framework, systems infrastructure, policies, budgeting, forecasting, corporate performance management, audit functions, bank relations, risk management and interface with capital markets. As the Director of Finance of Renew Data Corporation of Austin, Texas, Gilliam was responsible for all Finance & Accounting functions of a global technology service and software provider. He reported directly to the CEO. Gilliam’s main responsibilities included monthly financials, board package preparation, budgets orecast, and development of policies and procedures. He was primarily responsible for all capital market positioning and capital funding including 3 rounds of equity fundraising including all financial due diligence and legal paperwork and investor relations (over $70M raised). Gilliam handled all bank relations including negotiations on multiple facility amendments in a tough credit market, equipment and building lease negotiations, and all compliance documents. Gilliam also managed external audits and made determinations for revenue recognition.
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About William Chris Vineyards: William Chris Vineyards is a winery firm that produces high-quality grapes growth and vineyard that are sold via the online store.
CFO of Cloud Water Filters
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About Cloud Water Filters: Cloud is a water brand, building a network of lifelong customers around the single promise of toxin-free, nutrient-rich water.
Donal L. Mulligan
Executive Vice President; Chief Financial Officer of General Mills
Don Mulligan was named executive vice president, chief financial officer of General Mills in August 2007. In this capacity, Mulligan has overall company responsibility for worldwide finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, investor relations, external reporting, internal audit, tax, treasury, global business services, and information systems. He is also a trustee of the General Mills Foundation. Mulligan joined General Mills in September 1998 as vice president of finance for the International division. In 2004, he was named vice president of finance for the technical community. He was appointed vice president and treasurer in 2006 before being elected executive vice president in 2007. Prior to joining General Mills, Mulligan spent 11 years with PepsiCo, Inc., and its spinoff Yum Brands, where he held various international finance positions. Before joining PepsiCo, Mulligan worked for GTE, Inc., in its financial associate program for two years.
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About General Mills: General Mills is a food company that manufactures and markets branded consumer foods.
EVP & CFO of Brown-Forman Corp.
Jane Morreau is executive vice president, chief financial officer, for Brown-Forman Corporation. She also serves on Brown-Forman’s Executive Leadership Team. Morreau joined Brown-Forman in 1991 as manager of financial analysis. In 1995, she began acting as director of the Business Planning & Analysis Group and one year later was appointed assistant vice-president. In 1997, Morreau was appointed vice president, and in 2001 she joined the Hartmann Inc. board of directors. Most recently, she was chief production officer. Prior to coming to Brown-Forman, Morreau spent over 11 years at Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation (now known as Yum! Brands.) She earned her bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master of business administration degree from the University of Louisville and she is a CPA. Morreau and her husband, reside in Louisville with their two children.
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About Brown-Forman Corp.: Brown-Forman is one of the American-owned spirits and wine companies.
Chief Financial Officer of Westrock Coffee Company
Chris Pledger is the Chief Financial Officer at Westrock Coffee Company.
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About Westrock Coffee Company: Westrock Coffee is a private label coffee company that focuses on integrated coffee, tea, and extract service.
SVP Finance and Accounting (CFO) of Harmless Harvest
Scott Butler is the SVP Finance and Accounting (CFO) at Harmless Harvest.
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About Harmless Harvest: Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & beverage initiative set to demonstrate that ecosystem-based businesses.
Chief Financial Officer of Heineken
Tim Tulfer is the CFO at Heineken.
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About Heineken: The world’s most international premium beer.
Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Bon Appétit Management Company
Liz Baldwin is Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer at Bon Appétit Management Company. She is the primary financial steward of the company and a keeper of much of the corporate lore and history. Prior joining Bon Appétit, Liz spent several years in banking, serving in management roles in operations as well as commercial lending. Liz graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.A. in English and additional studies in economics and accounting at University of California, Berkeley.
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About Bon Appétit Management Company: Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company that offers full food-service management to clients.
CFO of Kettle & Fire
Brian Hack is the CFO at Kettle and Fire.
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About Kettle & Fire: Kettle & Fire is a bone broth company that combines marrow bones with premium organic vegetables and filtered water in steel kettles.
Chief Financial Officer of Tock
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About Alinea Restaurant, Tock: Tock is a cloud-based platform with flexible data structures that provide comprehensive restaurant and event booking services.
Director & CFO of Alice’s Table
William Rossiter is director at Alice’s Table. He focuses specifically on financial optimization for continued growth of the compan. Previously he advised numerous high net worth families at ICONIQ Capital, gaining deep knowledge of the startup space and financial optimization in the valley. William earned a BA with honors in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.
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About Alice’s Table, Suzanne Lovell: Alice’s Table brings women together to learn new skills, and live a social and creative lifestyle.
Chief Financial Officer of Stampede Meat
Vito is responsible for the overall financial profitability and liquidity of Stampede Meat. He started his career more than 20 years ago as a financial analyst at Square D Company, a leading distributor of automation products, systems, and services. In 1995, he joined Kraft Foods, and moved quickly through the ranks from senior financial analyst to process team manager of the Meals Division. Vito lead cross-functional teams that streamlined operations at this international powerhouse. He joined Baxter International as finance manager of Baxter Capital where he led an effort of dramatic expansion in European markets. He assumed additional responsibilities in business development, marketing, and sales as he rose to the position of director. He moved to Maple Leaf Frozen Bakery, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, to take the position of director of financial planning & analysis. His financial team was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and logistics analytics as well as for business development. His achievements as a leader and business acumen led to joining the executive team as vice-president, Finance, where he was integral to the development and execution of the short- and long-term business strategies.
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About Stampede Meat: Stampede Meat produces and sells beef, pork, and chicken products.
CFO of BodyArmor
Thomas Hadley is the CFO at BodyArmor.
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About BodyArmor: BA Sports Nutrition produces and sells sports drinks that provide hydration for consumers.
William J. Walljasper
Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer of Casey’s General Stores
William J. Walljasper is the chief financial officer of [Casey’s General Stores](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/caseys-general-stores), a chain of stores in the Midwestern United States. He has been with the company since 1990.
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About Casey’s General Stores: Casey’s General Stores is a chain of stores in Midwestern United States.
CFO of Manus Bio
Jeremy Hux currently works as Chief Financial Officer at Manus Bio.
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About Manus Bio, Marathon Capital: Manus Bio makes nature accessible and affordable for a growing society.
Chief Financial Officer of US Foods
Dirk Locascio serves as the Chief Financial Officer at US Foods.
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About US Foods: US Foods is a foodservice distributor that provides its customers with innovative food offerings and a suite of business solutions.
Chief Financial Officer of Ecolab
Dan Schmechel is chief financial officer for Ecolab Inc. Previously, Schmechel served as senior vice president of Services and Systems as well as the interim head of Ecolab’s Global Supply Chain; senior vice president and chief transformation officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; senior vice president and controller; and vice president and treasurer. Schmechel joined Ecolab in 1995 as assistant treasurer. Prior to joining Ecolab, Schmechel held various financial positions with Exxon Corporation. He began his career with Amoco Production Company as a petroleum geologist. Schmechel serves on the board of directors of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Previously he served as chair of the Dale Warland Singers, a professional choral group based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and chair of the Management Assistance Project for Nonprofits; a provider of management resources and services to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Schmechel also chaired the Conference Board Council of Corporate Treasurers. Schmechel received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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About Ecolab: Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
President and CFO of Grubhub
Grubhub’s Adam DeWitt joined Reverb’s board of directors in 2017. DeWitt, who has served as CFO of the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering marketplace for six years, helped Grubhub’s annual revenues grow from $22 million to an expected $675 million in 2017 and led the company through one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2014.
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About Grubhub: Grubhub is a online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting diners with local restaurants.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Levy Restaurants
Rob Ellis serves as Levy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing accounting and finance, risk management, and information technology across Levy’s operations. Rob joined Levy as a Controller in the restaurant group in 1998, and in 2007 he became the Vice President of Strategy and Planning, overseeing Levy’s acquisitions, new business deals, budgeting and strategic planning. In 2015 he was promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Levy, Rob began his career with U.S. Robotics, and earned a B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. When Rob isn’t coaching Levy team members, he can be found on the sidelines coaching his two children in all sports.
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About Levy Restaurants: Levy Restaurants is a hospitality company that runs restaurants and vending machines in entertainment and sporting venues.
CFO & General Manager of Miyoko’s Kitchen
I have been a vegetarian since 1980 but I didn’t make it a full life style choice which included my work life as well as my personnel life until I started work at small vegan and organic food maker located in Fairfax, Ca in 1993. After all there is not much that is more important than food and there are huge problems with the food industry in the United States. Since 1993 I have always made it my highest priority to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. After some meandering travels but always working in the food business I find myself once again working at a small vegan and organic food maker located in Fairfax, CA. I am delighted to continue to be part of the solution which is represented by the fine, artisan and innovate products produced by Miyokos Kitchen.
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About Miyoko’s Kitchen: Miyoko’s Kitchen is a food production company that produces artisan cultured Vegan cheese and butter.
CFO of KFC
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About KFC: Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is a chicken restaurant chain popular for its original recipe that makes use of 11 secret herbs and spices.
Chief Financial Officer of United Natural Foods
Michael P. Zechmeister was appointed as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in October 2015 after joining the Company as Senior Vice President in September 2015. Mr. Zechmeister joins us from General Mills, Inc. with over 25 years of corporate finance, audit, treasury, operations and merger and acquisition experience. Over his tenure with General Mills, Inc., he served in a variety of senior finance roles, including most recently as Vice President, Finance, Yoplait USA from July 2012 to September 2015. In addition, Mr. Zechmeister was Vice President and Treasurer from December 2010 to June 2012, Vice President, Finance, US Retail Sales, from July 2007 to December 2010 and Vice President, Finance, Pillsbury Division, from December 2005 to July 2007.
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About United Natural Foods: UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products.
EVP, Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Brands
David Klein is Constellation’s executive vice president and chief financial officer reporting to Rob Sands, chief executive officer. Heis responsible for accounting, investor relations, financial decision support, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, treasury, tax, corporate development and information technology. David is a member of the Executive Management Committee. David joined Constellation in 2004 as vice president of business development. He also held roles as CFO of Constellation Europe; SVP, treasurer & controller; and CFO, Beer Division. David managed all aspects of finance for international and domestic businesses, championing improvements to free cash flow generation and optimizing the company’s capital structure. Before joining Constellation, David held the chief financial officer role at Montana Mills, an IPO company, where he led the transformation from private to public company and then subsequently led the sale of Montana Mills to Krispy Kreme. David also held the chief financial officer role at NetSetGo, an internet and network services startup that won several business and technical awards. Prior to these entrepreneurial positions, David served as the director of mergers & acquisitions at Xerox Corporation and as director of finance & accounting for Harris Corporation.
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About Canopy Growth, Constellation Brands: Constellation Brands is a producer and marketer of beer, premium wine, and spirits brands.
CFO and Co-Founder of Test Sharing
Brian Gottbetter is the CFO and co-Founder of TestSharing and a resident of New York. Brian has an MBA in Information Systems and a BA in Economics. He is a seasoned executive, having held positions at IBM, AT&T and Siemens. He has a broad range of experience in operations, sales, finance, product management and strategy. Brian became interested in food safety while living in Shanghai. Brian shares Beata’s passion and vision for making food test and safety information available to the general public.
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About Test Sharing: Test Sharing is a platform designed to give consumers easy, affordable access to professional lab-testing for food.
Chief Financial Officer of PRE Brands
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About PRE Brands: PRE Brands is a food processing company that specializes in providing grass-fed and finished beef products.
CFO of Pegasus Foods
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About Pegasus Foods: Pegasus Foods is a frozen food manufacturer for some of the largest retail and restaurant chains.
Chief Financial Officer of Zen Beverage
Jason Sutherland is the Chief Financial Officer at Zen Beverage.
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About Zen Beverage: Zen Beverage offers Zenwtr, a vapor distilled alkaline water bottled in recyclable ocean-bound plastic.
Chief Financial Officer of Pro Mach Group
As ProMach’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Moeder leads the company’s financial strategy for long-term profitability and provides financial guidance to support continued growth. He also oversees the company-wide finance and accounting teams. Along with other members of senior management, Mr. Moeder is focused on strengthening ProMach’s position as a leader in packaging value for its customers. Mr. Moeder has earned a reputation for strong financial leadership, including during his tenure with ProMach in various financial roles. Mr. Moeder joined ProMach in 2012 from global publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where he served in FP&A and Internal Audit leadership roles. Mr. Moeder started his career providing accounting and auditing consulting services with Grant Thornton. Mr. Moeder earned his B.S. in Accounting / Finance and his M.B.A. from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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About Pro Mach Group: Pro Mach is an automated packaging solutions provider serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the industrial industries.
Business Unit CFO of Driscoll’s
I lead the strategic planning process and financial reporting and analytics for a key strategic department at Driscoll’s Berries. As a key members of the R&D leadership team, my focus is on: day-to-day financial support, development/improvement of systems and processes, preparing the annual operating plan and capital expenditure plan and assessing the effectiveness of R&D investments based on value created and return on investment. Driscoll’s is a privately held, global business that breeds, grows and markets fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries from proprietary patented berry varieties. The company’s R&D unit is an industry-leader in developing superior genetic varieties which form the basis of the Company’s strategic differentiation.
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About Driscoll’s: Driscoll’s is a global market provider of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Chief Financial Officer of Willowood USA
Ms. Howard served in the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., Germany, and Saudi Arabia. She then went on to attend Oregon State University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Business Administration-Accounting and a minor in Pre-Law. She spent the first part of her career as an Auditor with Deloitte & Touche, where she earned her CPA license and then moved into private industry working primarily in the manufacturing and retail industries for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies. For fun, Ms. Howard loves to spend her free time fishing, camping and motorcycle riding.
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About Willowood USA: A Roseburg, Ore.-based manufacturer of generic crop protection products
Chief Financial Officer of Palermo Villa
Robert makes sure that Palermo’s uses its resources in a way that maximizes our sales and marketing efforts for the benefit of our valued customers. He is motivated by working with people who not only love Pizza, but are focused on providing a long-term, positive Pizza experience for our customers. If you lost your wallet and Robert found it, you would get the wallet – and all your money and more – back!
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About Palermo Villa: Palermo Villa provides food products. The Company specializes in the distribution of various types of pizza.
General Counsel & CFO of Main Street Data
Holly OKeefe serves as the Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Main Street Data.
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About Main Street Data: Main Street Data is an ag-focused, data-driven product company that brings precise data science practices to agriculture.
Chief Financial Officer of Garlock Printing & Converting
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About Garlock Printing & Converting: Garlock is a full service flexible packaging manufacturer with facilities located in Massachusetts and Nevada.
CFO of Milk Bar
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About Milk Bar: Milk Bar is an award-winning bakery.
Chief Financial Officer of The Food Corridor
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About Nutrien Ag Solutions, The Food Corridor: SaaS software for shared use kitchens.
Chief Financial Officer of Mistica Foods
Geraldine Smrcina, is the CFO of Mistica Foods, LLC, a woman owned food service organization. Previous roles include Director of Finance for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and its Foundation. As International Controller of OSI, LLC, CFO at Briskin Manufacturing, a division of General Motors Corp, and Controller at Maytag International Corporation. Keynote Speaker for several organizations including the National Association of Urban Bankers and Project Management Association. She also is an Advanced Certified Facilitator at the University of Phoenix, where she was awarded the Educator of the Year Award in 2008. Co-authored articles in Association Forum Magazine. Earned her PhD from University of Illinois, MBA University of Phoenix. She holds her CPA and CMA.
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About Mistica Foods: MF an independent, woman-owned company providing custom menu and supply chain solutions to foodservice as well as retail channels.
Thomas G Frey
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Topco Associates
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About Topco Associates: Topco Associates is a provider of an innovative business solutions for its food industry member-owners and customers.
CFO & Co-Founder of Windward Brands
Jon Bottorff is the CFO at Windward Brands.
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About Windward Brands: Windward Brands offers dessert, ice cream, and frozen novelty food products.
Chief Financial Officer of Focus Brands
Mr. Michael Dixon’s entire professional career has been centered around growth-oriented businesses, initially as a consultant with Price Waterhouse, and then in various senior finance positions in the private sector. Prior to joining Gemin X, he was Vice President, Finance with an early stage biomedical company in Toronto where he successfully financed the company’s research and development efforts over a two-year period. A chartered accountant, Mr. Dixon has a proven track record in fundraising, contract negotiation and strategic planning. Mr. Dixon received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1983 and earned his Chartered Accountant (Ontario) designation with Price Waterhouse in 1986. Mr. Dixon leads Gemin X’s financing efforts, manages financial reporting and controls as well as contract negotiation, and oversees various administrative functions.
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About Focus Brands: Focus Brands is a developer of global multi-channel food service brands.
CFO of Protein2o
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About Protein2o: Protein2o provides drinks that promote a healthy, active lifestyle through the daily use of protein.
Chief Financial Officer of Vintage Wine Estates
Katherine DeVillers is the Chief Financial Officer at Vintage Wine Estates.
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About Vintage Wine Estates: Vintage Wine Estates is a wine & spirits company specializing in wines and services.
CFO & EVP of Genji
Josh Onishi is the Chief Financial Officer of Peace Dining Corporation and Executive Vice President of Genji Sushi, a supplier of premium all natural sushi in over 160 locations in the US and UK through premium supermarket chains.
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About Genji, Hana Group, Peace Dining Corporation, Peace Dining Corporation: To become the #1 provider of sustainable and all natural Japanese-inspired cuisine through growth and innovation.
Chief Financial Officer of United States Beef
Lori joined US Beef in 1995, and under her influential leadership, has been directly responsible for developing financial business tools and software that are essential in managing the business operations for US Beef’s restaurants. Lori is currently a member of Financial Executive International and serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma and as Chairman of the JA Tulsa Region Board. Lori Pumphrey was recently elected to Treasurer of the Arby’s Supply Chain Cooperative (ARCOP) Board of Trustees.
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About United States Beef: United States Beef
COO & CFO of Junkless
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About Junkless, Junkless: Junkless dedicated to making breakfast and snack foods simpler with all natural, common kitchen pantry ingredients you know and trust.
Chief Financial Officer of Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Paul Marsden is the Chief Financial Officer at Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
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About Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Tropical Smoothie Cafe, is a restaurant franchise in the United States.
CFO of Real Good Foods
Dawn Allen is the CFO at Real Good Foods.
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About Real Good Foods: Real Good Foods offers food that is low in carbs, high in protein, and made with real food ingredients.
Co-Founder / CFO of Votto Vines
Stephen Votto is chief financial officer and manager of investor relations. Steve works closely with Michael Votto on all financing and accounting related issues and works closely with Peter, Nicholas and Jeremy on logostics, sales analytics and strategic development. Steve earned an economics degree from Union College. Stephen’s background includes working at one of the leading asset management firms in the United States. He is a dual citizen of the United States and the Italian Republic.
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About Franklin Templeton Investments, Votto Vines: Votto Vines is a wine importing and distribution company specializing in highly rated and boutique wines from Italy, Spain, and France.
CFO of PSSI
Craig Hart is the CFO at PSSI.
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About PSSI: PSSI provides food safety solutions and sanitation services for food processing facilities.
Co-Founder & CFO of IGZU
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About IGZU: The world’s first bottled bamboo leaf tea.
Chief Financial Officer of One Love Organics
Charles LeRoux is the chief financial officer at One Love Organics, Inc.
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About One Love Organics: Natural organic skincare products
Chief Financial Officer of Western Container Corporation
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About Western Container Corporation: A high performance company dedicated to being the premier manufacturer of PET containers for the Coca-Cola Bottling System.
Chief Financial Officer of Consolidated Distribution Corporation LLC
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About Consolidated Distribution Corporation LLC: Consolidated Distribution Corporation LLC operates as a foodservice supply chain solutions company.
Stephen E. Tremblay
CFO of Krispy Kreme
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About : Krispy Kreme is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats and is famous for its original glazed doughnut.
Brandon Brandon Duensing
CFO of Tayble
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About Tayble: Creating the type of service you never knew you needed.
Chief Financial Officer of Chef Shuttle
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About Chef Shuttle: Chef Shuttle is a food and grocery delivery service that delivers food to the user.
CFO/COO of Happy Tree Maple Water
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About Happy Tree Maple Water: Leading organic treewater manufacturer
CFO/COO of Happy Tree Maple Water
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About Happy Tree Maple Water: Leading organic treewater manufacturer
CFO/CIO of Cater Nation
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About Cater Nation: Cater Nation is a growing and profitable online B2B food ordering marketplace for drop-off catering.