Curtis Food Recruiters Expands Senior Recruiting Team and Appoints Greg Sandeno as Executive Search Director

Curtis Food Recruiters is pleased to announce that Greg Sandeno has been appointed as Executive Search Director, effective September 19, 2022. Greg joins our team with impressive credentials including over 30 years’ experience in varied grocery, retail, and consulting organizations. “Greg’s knowledge and network within the retail grocery and food industry make him a perfect fit for Curtis Food Recruiters. His ability to add value in leadership development, strategic planning, and executive search within a wide range of business categories will be a key force in driving growth and improved financial results for our clients,” said Julie Curtis, President of Curtis Food Recruiters. 

Prior to joining Curtis Food Recruiters, Greg served in several high-profile senior leadership positions in industry-leading organizations throughout the United States, including the Fred Meyer Division of Kroger, where he began his career, and Nash Finch. Greg then enjoyed a progressive tenure as COO and CEO with C&K Market where he drove significant financial successes, noteworthy business growth, and substantial operational efficiency improvements. In his most recent corporate role, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales for Coborn’s, Inc. Here he assumed responsibility for full P&L results and designed all sales-driving initiatives.

With a comprehensive background in grocery/retail, wholesale/CPG, supply/logistics, pharmacy, liquor, convenience store, and e-commerce businesses, Greg has been consistently successful in identifying, implementing, and facilitating necessary business transformations and enhancements. In 2016 he successfully started and led, Jericho Consulting, working closely with private equity and venture capital firms. As Principal Consultant at Jericho, Greg focused on improving the internal organizational effectiveness of his clients’ companies in the key areas of people, processes, and technologies, with a focus on merger and acquisition planning.

Soon after starting Jericho, Greg began focusing on the Executive Search side of the business as well by joining PeopleSuite Talent Solutions as Managing Director. Concentrating on the Retail sector, he oversaw the Chicago office, working with Private Equity, Retail, Wholesale, and Supply/Logistics partners within the US. Here he also built a long-term partnership with the Kroger company, filling key leadership roles. Greg is tenacious, focused, performance-driven, and adept at determining the best routes to creating favorable outcomes for his clients. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, traveling and is an avid fisherman! We are excited to have Greg join the CFR team!

More details on Gregory Sandeno’s career and related activities can be found via LinkedIn.

About Curtis Food Recruiters

Founded in 2006, Curtis Food Recruiters is a national executive recruitment firm that addresses the challenge of engaging, assessing, and hiring leadership talent within the food manufacturing, CPG, and retail grocery industries. As a woman-owned company, we’re also committed to DE&I, and it shows –over 50% of our placements are women or racially diverse individuals. Our goal and guarantee is to find you the right candidate for your job.

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