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About Fresh Avenue

We are a fresh produce company serving foodservice distributors, national and regional restaurant chains, and retailers. Delivering customized sourcing, product development, freight solutions, and in-market support, we don’t stop with produce, but provide superior support throughout the entire fresh supply chain.

Our Partners

Mark Vaughan 

Managing Partner

 

Scott Bricker 

Director of Sales

 

Brian Rooney 

Director of Operations & Supply Chain

Matt Little 

Director of Grower / Producer Relations

Our Support Teams

Gerardo Arboleda 

Logistics Coordinator

 

Brenda Brookshire 

Supply Chain & Food Safety Manager

Amy Ealy 

Purchasing Assistant

 

Brad Hogan

Operations Support Specialist

Shanna Lewis

Operational Accounting Specialist

Daniel Meder

Purchasing Manager

 

Amber Parrow

Marketing Director

 

David Root

Western Regional Sales Manager

Sarah Russo

Key Account / Operational Support Manager

Jamie Shipley

Senior Sales Manager

 

Gabriella Torres

Supply Chain Coordinator

 

Roberto Torres

Commodity Manager

 

Tyler Vaughan

Operations Manager

 

Chris Watts

Transportation Manager

 

About Our Partners

Mark

Mark is a fresh foods and agriculture industry veteran. Mark was the President and CEO of a NASDAQ-listed company of 500 employees with reach across the US, Mexico, and Canada. In 2011, he was instrumental in marketing his company to a national competitor. He founded and managed other interests including a technology and logistics company. Since early 2016, Mark has served as managing partner of Fresh Avenue, a sales, marketing, and logistics firm that works with national restaurant, foodservice and retail brands on fresh product sourcing.

Scott

Scott landed in produce at the beginning of his career driving trucks for a local produce company in St. Louis. After a few years, his career shifted into sales and grew from local sales to national accounts. Now he leads our national sales team in their various regions in addition to managing national accounts, ensuring that through his interactions and leadership each of our customers a high level of support, training, ideation and responsive communication that customers can rely on and trust.

Brian

Brian’s career began during school in a grocery store produce department. It wasn’t long until he progressed from buyer, director of procurement, director of supply chain, and then general manager of a regional fresh cut processor of a prepared foods company. He holds an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. He also sits on United Fresh’s Supply Chain Council and is active in various trade groups. Now Brian brings a proven track record for growth with his organization and operational management along with his oversight of the supply chain, grower operations and logistics services that Fresh Avenue provides our customers.

Matt

For his entire career, Matthew has been involved in agriculture, bringing invaluable experience with seed selection, planting, growing, harvesting, and shipping of fresh produce. He graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Agricultural Business Management. His knowledge brings an unparalleled level of support and quality management for our customers. Matthew and his team travels throughout our various growing regions interacting with the harvest and operation teams to ensure our products meet customer expectations.