What’s the best part of your job?
I get to travel the world in search of product and programs to bring points of difference to our clients in the USA. Being able to work with companies that want their own piece of the American dream while remaining in their country is very rewarding; aiding in mutual growth for our clients and producers is priceless.
What inspires your leadership approach?
Our president and CEO, Thom Lipari, who is tireless, selfless and always puts the customer first. This type of mentality matriculates from the top down in our company. I have a saying: “The higher you ascend at Lipari Foods, the more of a servant you become to the people of Lipari Foods.” It’s that simple.
What do you cherish most about being a part of the grocery business?
We service over 9,000 clients and I thoroughly enjoy and am truly inspired by those with a sincere passion for the business, regardless of their company’s size or status. They are awe-inspiring to me.
Favorite food: What I’m cooking for dinner when I’m back in the States.