Jim is an accomplished food industry executive with over 35 years of leadership experience across both Retail & Foodservice. Jim has been a leader of multiple companies focused across many food categories and channels. Most recently, Jim served as President and Chief Customer Officer for AdvancePierre Foods (now Tyson Foods), a nationally recognized supplier of value-added proteins and sandwich products to foodservice, retail and convenience channels across the United States. During a period of transformational change, he played an instrumental role that led the company through an IPO in 2016 and ultimate sale to Tyson in 2017.
Prior to AdvancePierre Foods, Jim was President of Schwan’s Foodservice, a leading provider of quality foods in the United States. Earlier in his career, Jim served in various leadership and operational roles at Heinz, ConAgra, and Bunge. Jim currently serves as Chairman of the Board at CTI Foods. He was previously a Board Director at the Kwik Trip Corporation. He also served on the Global Child Nutrition Fund’s Board of Directors and the Board of IFMA.
Jim currently serves on the Board of GS Foods, a Highview portfolio company.
Jim earned a Master of Liberal Arts, from Baker University, and a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management from the University of Akron.