OUR PEOPLE

Michael Bailey

Founder + Chairman

Michael J. Bailey co-founded Elior North America as TrustHouse Services Group in 2008. Through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, Mike took the business from revenues of $100 million in 2008 to $450 million in 2013 when he and his private equity partner sold their majority stake to Elior SA.

Mike began his career after leaving school at 15 and working as a trainee chef for Peter Merchant at the European headquarters of Ford Motor Company. After graduating from the Southend Culinary School and Westminster University, he joined the newly formed Gardner Merchant, where he worked as foodservice director, district manager, and regional director, ultimately joining the board of directors in 1982.

In 1985, Mike moved to the US to assume the role of President of Gardner Merchant’s US-based contract foodservice business. In six years he and his team took the US business from $40 million to $250 million in revenue.

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In 1993 Mike joined Compass Group PLC as Development Director, where he was a key member of the team that led the buyout of Canteen Corporation the following year. In June 1994 Mike was appointed President of Compass Group N.A. and elected to the group board of Compass Group PLC. By 1999, under his leadership, the US business had grown from $1 billion annual sales to more than $3 billion. He was named CEO of Compass Group PLC in July of that year.

Mike led Compass Group PLC for seven years, and in June 2006 he took early retirement. During his tenure, annual revenues from group operations in more than 90 countries grew from $10 billion to $22 billion, clearly establishing the company as the world market leader in the contract foodservice industry.

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Michael Bailey

Founder + Chairman

Michael J. Bailey co-founded Elior North America as TrustHouse Services Group in 2008. Through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, Mike took the business from revenues of $100 million in 2008 to $450 million in 2013 when he and his private equity partner sold their majority stake to Elior SA.

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Mike began his career after leaving school at 15 and working as a trainee chef for Peter Merchant at the European headquarters of Ford Motor Company. After graduating from the Southend Culinary School and Westminster University, he joined the newly formed Gardner Merchant, where he worked as foodservice director, district manager, and regional director, ultimately joining the board of directors in 1982.

In 1985, Mike moved to the US to assume the role of President of Gardner Merchant’s US-based contract foodservice business. In six years he and his team took the US business from $40 million to $250 million in revenue.

In 1993 Mike joined Compass Group PLC as Development Director, where he was a key member of the team that led the buyout of Canteen Corporation the following year. In June 1994 Mike was appointed President of Compass Group N.A. and elected to the group board of Compass Group PLC. By 1999, under his leadership, the US business had grown from $1 billion annual sales to more than $3 billion. He was named CEO of Compass Group PLC in July of that year.

Mike led Compass Group PLC for seven years, and in June 2006 he took early retirement. During his tenure, annual revenues from group operations in more than 90 countries grew from $10 billion to $22 billion, clearly establishing the company as the world market leader in the contract foodservice industry.

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Dr. Brian Poplin

President + Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brian Poplin joined Elior North America in 2015, as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he has directed numerous strategic acquisitions and established a growth-oriented culture, which have been key factors in the company’s increased its geographic presence and strengthened market segment position. Elior North America is now the fifth-largest foodservice management company in the US.

Brian began his career in 1990 in the United States Air Force. He joined ServiceMaster in 1994 and became a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician. When Aramark acquired ServiceMaster in 2001, he assumed a succession of leadership roles, culminating in his heading up the Aramark Healthcare Technologies business in 2009. He led the acquisition of the Masterplan group of companies in 2011, thereby creating


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the largest independent technology management services company in the healthcare sector. As President, Brian led 1,600 employees to annual revenues exceeding $500 million


In 2013, Brian joined Medical Staffing Network Healthcare as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he led the effort to optimize the company’s growth performance by improving access to qualified caregivers and innovative workforce solutions nationwide. In 2014 he directed the sale of the company to a strategic buyer in the healthcare staffing industry.

Brian is a former two-term President of the North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA), and is an advisory board member for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Health Professions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Science in business management, and a Doctorate in health administration and policy from MUSC. He continues to support the Medical University of South Carolina as a member of their foundation, and in 2015, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus.

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Dr. Brian Poplin

President + Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brian Poplin joined Elior North America in 2015, as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he has directed numerous strategic acquisitions and established a growth-oriented culture, which have been key factors in the company’s increased its geographic presence and strengthened market segment position. Elior North America is now the fifth-largest foodservice management company in the US.

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Brian began his career in 1990 in the United States Air Force. He joined ServiceMaster in 1994 and became a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician. When Aramark acquired ServiceMaster in 2001, he assumed a succession of leadership roles, culminating in his heading up the Aramark Healthcare Technologies business in 2009. He led the acquisition of the Masterplan group of companies in 2011, thereby creating the largest independent technology management services company in the healthcare sector. As President, Brian led 1,600 employees to annual revenues exceeding $500 million

In 2013, Brian joined Medical Staffing Network Healthcare as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he led the effort to optimize the company’s growth performance by improving access to qualified caregivers and innovative workforce solutions nationwide. In 2014 he directed the sale of the company to a strategic buyer in the healthcare staffing industry.

Brian is a former two-term President of the North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA), and is an advisory board member for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Health Professions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Science in business management, and a Doctorate in health administration and policy from MUSC. He continues to support the Medical University of South Carolina as a member of their foundation, and in 2015, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus.

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Chris Ciatto

Executive Vice President + Chief Growth Officer

Chris Ciatto has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for Elior North America since 2015. In this role he focuses on corporate strategy and driving organic growth while expanding sales, marketing and culinary development efforts.

Since 1995 Chris has built a career in strategy development, sales, and operations. He has led organizations in the health and wellness industries and in the consumer and technology sectors. From 2005 to 2015, Chris served as Chief Executive Officer of Plus One Health Management, a provider of comprehensive health promotion solutions, where he led the company to exponential growth, implementing an overall growth strategy that included targeted selling, creation of new strategic partnerships, and the execution of three successful acquisitions which propelled Plus One into its position as


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one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.


After OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group, acquired Plus One in 2013 Chris became Senior Vice President of Prevention Solutions. During his tenure there, Chris executed a major financial turnaround driven by new product introductions, accelerated organic sales, and strong financial discipline.

Chris earned a joint Bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Chris Ciatto

Executive Vice President + Chief Growth Officer

Chris Ciatto has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for Elior North America since 2015. In this role he focuses on corporate strategy and driving organic growth while expanding sales, marketing and culinary development efforts.

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Since 1995 Chris has built a career in strategy development, sales, and operations. He has led organizations in the health and wellness industries and in the consumer and technology sectors. From 2005 to 2015, Chris served as Chief Executive Officer of Plus One Health Management, a provider of comprehensive health promotion solutions, where he led the company to exponential growth, implementing an overall growth strategy that included targeted selling, creation of new strategic partnerships, and the execution of three successful acquisitions which propelled Plus One into its position as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

After OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group, acquired Plus One in 2013 Chris became Senior Vice President of Prevention Solutions. During his tenure there, Chris executed a major financial turnaround driven by new product introductions, accelerated organic sales, and strong financial discipline.

Chris earned a joint Bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Robb Schreck

Executive Vice President + Chief Financial Officer

Robb Schreck joined Elior North America as Chief Financial Officer in May 2016. In this role, Robb leads the Finance, Information Technology, Procurement, and Shared Service Center teams in developing strategic plans, attaining operational and financial goals, and increasing shareholder value. He is a key facilitator of the acquisitive growth strategy that has led Elior to its current position in the US.

Robb joined the company with more than 20 years of leadership experience in finance, general management, supply chain, and sales. He was most recently Vice President of Finance & Business Unit CFO for the Power Tools Business at Ingersoll Rand. While in this role, Robb led all financial aspects of the stand-alone business unit’s global manufacturing footprint and sales distribution channels. He managed a team of 20


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individuals globally to successfully oversee the commercial, operational, FP&A and compliance aspects of the business. During his eight-year tenure with Ingersoll Rand, Robb worked in various leadership roles in the organization from distribution and logistics to sales and services, providing him with the unique perspective and understanding of all aspects of the business. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, revenue generation, cost effective operations and technical support.


Robb earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Robb Schreck

Executive Vice President + Chief Financial Officer

Robb Schreck joined Elior North America as Chief Financial Officer in May 2016. In this role, Robb leads the Finance, Information Technology, Procurement, and Shared Service Center teams in developing strategic plans, attaining operational and financial goals, and increasing shareholder value. He is a key facilitator of the acquisitive growth strategy that has led Elior to its current position in the US.


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Robb joined the company with more than 20 years of leadership experience in finance, general management, supply chain, and sales. He was most recently Vice President of Finance & Business Unit CFO for the Power Tools Business at Ingersoll Rand. While in this role, Robb led all financial aspects of the stand-alone business unit’s global manufacturing footprint and sales distribution channels. He managed a team of 20 individuals globally to successfully oversee the commercial, operational, FP&A and compliance aspects of the business. During his eight-year tenure with Ingersoll Rand, Robb worked in various leadership roles in the organization from distribution and logistics to sales and services, providing him with the unique perspective and understanding of all aspects of the business. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, revenue generation, cost effective operations and technical support.

Robb earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Pat Ahern

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Pat Ahern is responsible for driving a dynamic and comprehensive human resources strategy for the company. This includes implementing best-in-class training and development programs, establishing a comprehensive suite of benefits, and driving effective talent management for team members across the Elior North America family of companies. He joined Elior North America in 2016.

Pat has more than 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience with dynamic and diversified organizations. In his previous position as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Cross Country Healthcare, Pat successfully led the design and implementation of an effective and efficient corporate support structure while also integrating a major, strategic acquisition. Prior to this role, Pat led human resources for


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organizations with greater than 25,000 employees and $2B in annual revenue. Pat is results oriented with strong operational and financial acumen. He has a history of driving business results to address strategic, operational and financial needs with practical talent management and HR programs.


Pat earned a Bachelor’s degree in management from Florida State University.

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Pat Ahern

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Pat Ahern is responsible for driving a dynamic and comprehensive human resources strategy for the company. This includes implementing best-in-class training and development programs, establishing a comprehensive suite of benefits, and driving effective talent management for team members across the Elior North America family of companies. He joined Elior North America in 2016.

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Pat has more than 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience with dynamic and diversified organizations. In his previous position as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Cross Country Healthcare, Pat successfully led the design and implementation of an effective and efficient corporate support structure while also integrating a major, strategic acquisition. Prior to this role, Pat led human resources for organizations with greater than 25,000 employees and $2B in annual revenue. Pat is results oriented with strong operational and financial acumen. He has a history of driving business results to address strategic, operational and financial needs with practical talent management and HR programs.

Pat earned a Bachelor’s degree in management from Florida State University.

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Brittany Mayer-Schuler

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Brittany Mayer-Schuler joined Elior North America in 2012, and has developed a comprehensive corporate legal structure designed to support the growing organization. She has overseen all aspects of due diligence, contract review and negotiation on the company’s recent acquisitions, and has instituted internal programs, processes and teams to support risk management, crisis management, and food safety.

Brittany has extensive experience in contract negotiation and management, labor and employment law, and corporate compliance. Before being named VP of Legal Affairs, Brittany was General Counsel for the Elior North America subsidiary, A’viands, LLC. Previously, Brittany represented management clients with the law firms of Dorsey and Whitney, LLP and Seaton, Peters and Revnew, PA. Brittany served as a law clerk for


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Target Corporation and served as a federal judicial extern. As a volunteer attorney for Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, Brittany continues to represent children who are in Minnesota’s foster care system.


Brittany earned dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell School of Law.

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Brittany Mayer-Schuler

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Brittany Mayer-Schuler joined Elior North America in 2012, and has developed a comprehensive corporate legal structure designed to support the growing organization. She has overseen all aspects of due diligence, contract review and negotiation on the company’s recent acquisitions, and has instituted internal programs, processes and teams to support risk management, crisis management, and food safety.

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Brittany has extensive experience in contract negotiation and management, labor and employment law, and corporate compliance. Before being named VP of Legal Affairs, Brittany was General Counsel for the Elior North America subsidiary, A’viands, LLC. Previously, Brittany represented management clients with the law firms of Dorsey and Whitney, LLP and Seaton, Peters and Revnew, PA. Brittany served as a law clerk for Target Corporation and served as a federal judicial extern. As a volunteer attorney for Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, Brittany continues to represent children who are in Minnesota’s foster care system.

Brittany earned dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell School of Law.

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Lisa Schairer

Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence

Since joining Elior North America in 2017, Lisa Schairer has overseen operational standards and processes, working with business unit leaders and area managers to establish best practices across the company. Previously, Lisa was Chief Support Service Officer and then the senior executive responsible for food and nutrition services at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, which operates 15 hospitals and more than 190 clinics. Prior to that she was the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Sherman Hospital. She is experienced in developing and implementing operational strategies to open new locations, to introduce technology systems and to optimize resources. She has a record of increasing organizational efficiencies, developing centralized resources and approaches, and implementing operational standards across the organization.

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Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Bradley University, a Dietetic Internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She received her MBA from Aurora University.

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Lisa Schairer

Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence

Since joining Elior North America in 2017, Lisa Schairer has overseen operational standards and processes, working with business unit leaders and area managers to establish best practices across the company. Previously, Lisa was Chief Support Service Officer and then the senior executive responsible for food and nutrition services at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, which operates 15 hospitals and more than 190 clinics.


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Prior to that she was the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Sherman Hospital. She is experienced in developing and implementing operational strategies to open new locations, to introduce technology systems and to optimize resources. She has a record of increasing organizational efficiencies, developing centralized resources and approaches, and implementing operational standards across the organization.


Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Bradley University, a Dietetic Internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She received her MBA from Aurora University.

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Keith Cullinan

President | Contract Food Services

Keith Cullinan is the Contract Food Services President for Elior North America, and brings more than 35 years of experience within the foodservice management industry. Prior to this role, Keith lead Elior’s brand portfolio in the East focused on culinary management solutions for K-12, higher education, healthcare and senior living. Before joining Elior North America, Keith was Senior Vice President, Strategic Relations for Chartwells Schools where he launched an extensive training and accountability system to establish a retention culture focused on cultivating, enhancing and promoting client relationships. From 1997 to 2013, he was the President of Chartwells, where he expanded the business from $65M to $900M in managed volume through acquisitions and organic growth to become the market leader.

Keith holds a certificate of advanced graduate study from Babson College, an MBA from Anna Maria College and a bachelor’s degree in management from Boston College.

Keith Cullinan

President | Contract Food Services

Keith Cullinan is the Contract Food Services President for Elior North America, and brings more than 35 years of experience within the foodservice management industry. Prior to this role, Keith lead Elior’s brand portfolio in the East focused on culinary management solutions for K-12, higher education, healthcare and senior living. Before joining Elior North America, Keith was Senior Vice


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President, Strategic Relations for Chartwells Schools where he launched an extensive training and accountability system to establish a retention culture focused on cultivating, enhancing and promoting client relationships. From 1997 to 2013, he was the President of Chartwells, where he expanded the business from $65M to $900M in managed volume through acquisitions and organic growth to become the market leader.


Keith holds a certificate of advanced graduate study from Babson College, an MBA from Anna Maria College and a bachelor’s degree in management from Boston College.

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Marlin Sejnoha

President | Corrections

Marlin Sejnoha joined Elior North America in 2017 when Elior acquired CBM Managed Services as part of Summit. Marlin served as CEO of CBM for 20 years, and now holds that position for Summit, one of the leading managed services businesses in the corrections sector. He brings almost 30 years of management experience and financial operations expertise to his role, setting ambitious goals in growth targets and financial objectives, and providing the strategic expertise and strong guidance to assure his team can meet them. Previously, at CBM, he guided the company’s expansion into 250 facilities in 30 states, serving more than 50 million meals each year.

Marlin received a business degree from Nettleton Business College, and studied business management at Georgia State University and Michigan State University.

Marlin Sejnoha

President | Corrections

Marlin Sejnoha joined Elior North America in 2017 when Elior acquired CBM Managed Services as part of Summit. Marlin served as CEO of CBM for 20 years, and now holds that position for Summit, one of the leading managed services businesses in the corrections sector. He brings almost 30 years of management experience and financial operations


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expertise to his role, setting ambitious goals in growth targets and financial objectives, and providing the strategic expertise and strong guidance to assure his team can meet them. Previously, at CBM, he guided the company’s expansion into 250 facilities in 30 states, serving more than 50 million meals each year.


Marlin received a business degree from Nettleton Business College, and studied business management at Georgia State University and Michigan State University.

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George Chivari

President | Prepared Meals

With close to 40 years of food industry experience, George Chivari is responsible for all prepared meals operations for Elior North America under the company’s Preferred Meals and Traditions brands. George joined Preferred Meals in 2009, as President and CEO. Prior to joining Preferred, George held positions of COO for Quantum Foods, one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced providers of portion-controlled foods, President and CEO of Coleman Natural Foods, the leading marketer and distributor of fresh and further prepared natural organic proteins in the US. He has also served as the President and CEO of Parmalat Bakery Group North America, CEO of the Sara Lee Branded Foods Group, corporate VP of Sara Lee Corporation, and executive positions at General Foods and Oscar Mayer.

George earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Northern Illinois University

George Chivari

President | Prepared Meals

With close to 40 years of food industry experience, George Chivari is responsible for all prepared meals operations for Elior North America under the company’s Preferred Meals and Traditions brands. George joined Preferred Meals in 2009, as President and CEO. Prior to joining Preferred, George held positions of COO for Quantum Foods, one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced providers of portion-controlled


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foods, President and CEO of Coleman Natural Foods, the leading marketer and distributor of fresh and further prepared natural organic proteins in the US. He has also served as the President and CEO of Parmalat Bakery Group North America, CEO of the Sara Lee Branded Foods Group, corporate VP of Sara Lee Corporation, and executive positions at General Foods and Oscar Mayer.


George earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Northern Illinois University.

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Simon Powles

President | Dining & Events

Simon Powles co-founded the Starr Catering Group now known as Constellation Culinary Group in 2007, and leads Elior North America’s dining & events segment which includes Constellation, Abigail Kirsch and Design Cuisine. These businesses provide culinary management and catering services for Professional Dining, Cultural Centers, Premium Events, Restaurants and Cafes. Prior to this, Simon held senior management positions with Wolfgang Puck Catering & Events and Guckenheimer. Simon’s experience also extends to catering for prominent sites such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The National Museum of American History as well as prestigious political and social events. Simon brings his extensive special events catering, restaurant, and foodservice management knowledge to his leadership of the dining & events segment.

Simon Powles

President | Dining & Events

Simon Powles co-founded the Starr Catering Group now known as Constellation Culinary Group in 2007, and leads Elior North America’s dining & events segment which includes Constellation, Abigail Kirsch and Design Cuisine. These businesses provide culinary management and catering services for Professional Dining, Cultural Centers, Premium Events, Restaurants and Cafes. Prior to this,


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Simon held senior management positions with Wolfgang Puck Catering & Events and Guckenheimer. Simon’s experience also extends to catering for prominent sites such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The National Museum of American History as well as prestigious political and social events. Simon brings his extensive special events catering, restaurant, and foodservice management knowledge to his leadership of the dining & events segment.


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Shundrikka Owens

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Shundrikka Owens joined Elior North America in June 2018. She is a consumer packaged goods leader, marketer and innovator with over 22 years of experience in large, mid-size, and private companies. She began her career in product development and process engineering before transitioning to innovation and brand marketing. She brings a passion for brand strategy, renovation, innovation and insights, and a technical background that drives top and bottom line growth and brand recognition that she developed at Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly Clark, Snyder’s-Lance, and Bush Brothers & Company.

Shundrikka holds degrees in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and chemistry from Spelman College, and an MBA from Emory University.

Shundrikka Owens

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Shundrikka Owens joined Elior North America in June 2018. She is a consumer packaged goods leader, marketer and innovator with over 22 years of experience in large, mid-size, and private companies. She began her career in product development and process engineering before transitioning to innovation and brand marketing. She brings a passion for brand strategy, renovation, innovation and insights, and a


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technical background that drives top and bottom line growth and brand recognition that she developed at Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly Clark, Snyder’s-Lance, and Bush Brothers & Company.


Shundrikka holds degrees in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and chemistry from Spelman College, and an MBA from Emory University.

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Vito Trifiletti

Vice President of Information Services + Chief Information Officer

Vito Trifiletti became Chief Information Officer for Elior North America in 2017. In this role, he leads the Information Services organization to provide all Elior North America businesses with technology solutions that improve overall operations and to position the company for continued growth. Vito joined Preferred Meal Systems in 2007 as SVP of Information Services, where he developed the company’s technology strategy to guide the design of business solutions. Prior to joining Preferred Meals, he spent 11 years with Kraft Foods in North America and Europe, most recently as Manager, Global Information Strategy. He brings to his current role wide-ranging experience in global information strategy development and the food service industry, which has enabled him to effectively identify and implement various systems and processes to create value within an organization.

Vito holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Vito Trifiletti

Vice President of Information Services + Chief Information Officer

Vito Trifiletti became Chief Information Officer for Elior North America in 2017. In this role, he leads the Information Services organization to provide all Elior North America businesses with technology solutions that improve overall operations and to position the company for continued growth. Vito joined Preferred Meal Systems in 2007 as SVP of Information Services, where he developed the company’s technology strategy


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to guide the design of business solutions. Prior to joining Preferred Meals, he spent 11 years with Kraft Foods in North America and Europe, most recently as Manager, Global Information Strategy. He brings to his current role wide-ranging experience in global information strategy development and the food service industry, which has enabled him to effectively identify and implement various systems and processes to create value within an organization.


Vito holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Dele Oladeji

Vice President of Procurement

Dele Oladeji leads the overall Procurement function for Elior North America, where his team works to create value and consistency, leveraging purchasing volumes across all of Elior North America’s companies. Dele also focuses on food and indirect spending while establishing supplier partnerships and developing his team. Before joining Elior he was the Senior Director of Forecasting, Inventory Management and Purchasing for Coca-Cola North America. He joined Coca-Cola in 2007 as a Supply Planning Manager and over several years, helped to improve supply chain processes, implement best in class systems and deepen the talent pool. Dele has also held positions of supply chain leadership at Nestlé Foods, Procter & Gamble and Levi-Strauss.

Dele holds a master’s degree in operations research/supply chain from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dele Oladeji

Vice President of Procurement

Dele Oladeji leads the overall Procurement function for Elior North America, where his team works to create value and consistency, leveraging purchasing volumes across all of Elior North America’s companies. Dele also focuses on food and indirect spending while establishing supplier partnerships and developing his team. Before joining Elior he was the Senior Director of Forecasting, Inventory Management and Purchasing for Coca-Cola North America. He joined Coca-Cola in 2007


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as a Supply Planning Manager and over several years, helped to improve supply chain processes, implement best in class systems and deepen the talent pool. Dele has also held positions of supply chain leadership at Nestlé Foods, Procter & Gamble and Levi-Strauss.


Dele holds a master’s degree in operations research/supply chain from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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