Director of Western Supermarket Accounts
Mark comes to us with extensive knowledge and experience in distribution, sales, marketing, broker management, networking, strategic planning, and forecasting, etc of over twenty-five years. This extensive background in the CPG industry and specialty food arena has brought him through some of the top companies in the country, like Nabisco Brands, Soda Stream, as well as consulting for Canadian companies on how to enter the USA Market through the Alberta Government Agriculture business center. His experience as VP of Sales North America, Director of North American Sales, National Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager will undoubtedly bring us an expert to our team as the new Director of Supermarket Accounts.
In his most recent roll he as VP of Sales for a Mexican Salsa company, he coordinated the hiring and training of all the brokers and national accounts mangers. He called on all major supermarket accounts across the US like, Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Costco, Safeway, Albertsons, Kroger, Supervalu, and Sprouts. He also managed all the national distributors like, UNFI, DPI, SuperValu & Kehe. During this time, he gained more then a 1,000 new store placements nationally.
Mark has earned his stripes in the CPG arena and will be a great asset to the Ilevel team. He has received honors from Nabisco Brands for double digit sales growth at Wal-Mart. Received honors from Anna’s for exceptional sales & marketing development at key accounts. Received honors from Gille for development of sales & marketing plan that exceeded sales targets 3 years in a row.
Mark resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Melody of 32 years and has 4 children and 1 grandson and 2 son in-laws that keep him busy. He also enjoys golf, cooking, boating, traveling, spending time with family, watching football and baseball.