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SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT: FRESHEDGE – CFO
FreshEdge appoints former Sysco finance executive, Jason Calabrese, to Chief Financial Officer
Calabrese is an experienced finance executive in both large and small organizations providing strategic direction in complex environments and managing with full P&L responsibility. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Finance for Harvest Sherwood Food Distributors, a multi-billion dollar grocery distributor where his responsibilities included financial planning and analysis, commercial finance, field finance, and transformation. Prior to that, Calabrese spent over thirteen years combined at Sysco where he was most recently the Chief Financial Officer – Northeast Market. In between his time at Sysco, he was the Vice President of Finance at Performance Food Group, a multi-billion dollar distribution company within the Blackstone Group L.P. portfolio.
Calabrese earned his BSBA in Accounting at The Ohio State University.
ON Partners consultants Baillie Parker and Joe Olson are proud to have partnered with Jason Calabrese, FreshEdge, and Rotunda Capital Partners on this successful CFO appointment. See more recent CFO engagements by ON Partners here.
FreshEdge was formed in 2019 through the combination of Get Fresh Produce (founded 1982) and the IF&P Foods family of companies, primarily composed of Indianapolis Fruit (founded 1947) and Piazza Produce (founded 1970). Collectively, the three leading fresh food distribution companies have nearly 150 years of combined experience serving the grocery and foodservice industries. In addition, FreshEdge includes two Garden Cut branded fresh-cut processing facilities, a tomato re-packer, a USDA fresh kitchen (CIBUS Fresh), and two transportation companies. FreshEdge’s fleet resource includes 600 trucks servicing the Midwest and beyond from eight facilities totaling over 580,000 square feet of warehouse space. Today, FreshEdge is a category leader in providing both the foodservice and retail industries with fruit, vegetables, fresh grab-n-go offerings, dairy, floral, and specialty products. For more, visit www.freshedgefoods.com.
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