Speakers

Brian Baker

Managing Director, Deloitte

Brian Baker is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Retail and Consumer Goods practice.

Based in Kansas City, Brian has extensive experience in Retail and Supply Chain. Brian’s experience covers multiple retail areas including; inventory management, procurement of both perishable and non perishable goods, replenishment/allocation, promotional planning, pricing, third party logistics, and  import procurement. In addition Brian has 15+ years of store management experience, focusing on perishable departments.    

Brian has spent over 30 years focusing on Grocery and Retail Clients. Brian has held positions at Accenture, ALCO Stores, and Fleming Foods.

Brian is an avid golfer and enjoys time away from work with friends and family on the course.

Natalie Dyenson

Vice President, Food Safety and Quality, Dole Food Company

Francesco Fazio

Principal, Doblin, a Deloitte Company

Adam Johnson

Vice President, Global Food Safety and U.S. Field Safety Operations,Ecolab, Inc.

Michael Lang

Partner, Invatron Systems Corp

Michael is the operating partner at Invatron, North America’s market leader specializing exclusively in Fresh Item management software solutions for Grocery retailers. Invatron’s software platforms (Periscope and E-plum) are supporting more than 25,000 stores globally who are realizing full potential by achieving operational excellence, maximizing financial performance and delivering a Fresh Food offering that exceeds consumer expectations.

Michael is a Global sales and management executive who has served the retail and Food industries for 30 years. He has held CEO and CCO roles in service companies in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. His relentless focus on creating innovative and financially impactful solutions has resulted in success for both the customers he has worked with as well as the organizations he has run. Michael joined Invatron in 2013 as a partner representing the private equity firm, Polar Capital.

Stephanie Lundquist

President of Food and Beverage, Target Corporation

Janis McIntosh

Director of Marketing Innovation & Sustainability, Naturipe

Janis McIntosh  is Director of Marketing Innovation & Sustainability at Naturipe and is responsible for overseeing their ongoing and future sustainability initiatives, including their Cultivate with Care™ program, which she helped develop.  Prior to Naturipe she worked at Coastal Berry (purchase by Dole) for 9 years and she has over 23 years in the berry business.

Under McIntosh’s guidance, Naturipe has received numerous industry awards including the Produce Innovation award from Produce Business and the Joe Nucci Award for Product Innovation at the New York Produce Show and Conference in 2017, and she has led collaborations with top retailers to reduce the use of plastics in food packaging. However, her proudest professional accomplishment was to spearhead an innovative trend in top-seal packaging for blueberries, which is now growing in popularity among retailers.

McIntosh has remained curious - studying the latest sustainability trends and receiving certificates in Packaging Management and Packaging Science from Clemson University as well as Completion of Food Packaging Basics from Michigan State University.

Her current role involves working with a key customer on a waste-reduction study and developing a more robust Cultivate with Care™ sustainability program leveraging the company’s current systems to gather and disseminate information for a digital platform.

Suzy Monford

President, Quality Food Centers

Greg Wilson

North American VP of Sales & Field Strategy, REFLEX

Greg Wilson is RELEX's North American VP of Sales & Field Strategys North American VP of Sales & Field Strategy. He has extensive experience within the retail industry, working as a retailer for 15 years and with retail software for 15 years. He is an expert in planning, allocations & replenishment and supply chain & inventory optimization.

Tom Windish

President, Retail Channel, Cargill Incorporated