John is a 30 year veteran in the foodservice industry with an outstanding history of achievement. His experiences include executive leadership roles with both regional and national sales agencies, strong client management and strategic experience, and extensive relationships with distributors and operators. In addition, John has experience at both broad line and regional distributors as well as re-distributors.

“I once told my son when he first started working in foodservice: one thing they don’t teach you in school is how to talk to adults. If you sincerely want to sell something, waiting for an e-mail response is not the answer. You have to call someone live on the phone to truly learn in this business.”

John Portillo, Chief Executive Officer