People are at the core of Elior North America. Our experienced and caring team members understand the impact a meal can have on someone’s life. We believe that food has the power to nourish, inspire and engage the people we serve each day. Our more than 20,000 team members are focused on our mission to create unique culinary experiences for our local communities.
To support our ingredients for success and drive our mission and values, we are continuously searching for talented team members with the skills and experience that align with our criteria to be a part of something great. Together, we will continue to tell our story to the industry and create a new standard in culinary management. Learn more by clicking here.
The individuals included below are some of our company’s leaders who bring a wealth of experience and a shared passion for food. These leaders work together with our team members to create and manage our culinary management programs across the country. Learn more about our leaders by reading their bios below.
Michael J. Bailey
FOUNDER + CHAIRMAN
Michael J. Bailey co-founded Elior North America as TrustHouse Services Group in 2008. Through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, Mike took the business from revenues of $100 million in 2008 to $450 million in 2013 when he and his private equity partner sold their majority stake to Elior SA.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Olivier Poirot, who holds dual French/American nationality, graduated from Sup de Co La Rochelle (France). In 1992, he joined Accor SA in the UK where he held various accounting and management positions before being appointed SVP Finance & Administration of the midscale and upscale segments of the hotel division of Accor North America.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jeff Hunt joins Elior North America as the company’s Chief Financial Officer with more than 30 years of experience as a finance leader in the service industry. He brings a strong background in accounting; financial planning and analysis; mergers and acquisitions; capital management; and commercial finance with publicly owned global organizations. He started his career with Arthur Andersen before joining Marriott International in a variety of finance roles. He was most recently the Global Head of Finance for Sodexo SA’s Universities and Seniors Segments. In these roles, he had geographic responsibility for operations in Europe, South America and North America.
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER
Tim joined Elior North America in January 2020 with more than 30 years of experience leading growth efforts across several industries, including culinary management. For the past two years, he was the Chief Commercial Officer for ISS North America following the company’s acquisition of Guckenheimer in 2017. Tim led the growth strategy for North America in his role with ISS as well as during his prior three-year tenure with Guckenheimer. He drove consistent new business growth, helped Guckenheimer double in size and achieved strong client retention by leveraging a clearly defined differentiation strategy.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Keith brings more than 40 years of experience within the foodservice management industry to his role as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his current role, Keith served as Contract Food Services President for Elior North America, leading strategy and operations for the company’s culinary management solutions for higher education, independent schools, healthcare, and senior living.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Pat Ahern is responsible for driving a dynamic and comprehensive human resources strategy for the company. This includes implementing best-in-class training and development programs, establishing a comprehensive suite of benefits, and driving effective talent management for team members across the Elior North America family of companies.
Brittany Mayer-Schuler joined Elior North America in 2012, and has developed a comprehensive corporate legal structure designed to support the growing organization. She has overseen all aspects of due diligence, contract review and negotiation on the company’s recent acquisitions, and has instituted internal programs, processes and teams to support risk management, crisis management, and food safety.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Jay Nayak is Chief Information Officer at Elior North America and joins the company with more than 23 years of experience working within global organizations in the technology, logistics and supply chain functions. Jay’s passion for technology, strong business acumen and collaborative approach have produced a proven record of developing solutions, improving visibility and tracking, and increasing accountability within technology teams.
CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Scott Berkman joined Elior North America in August 2019 to lead the Procurement Team. He will focus on developing an overall procurement strategy for the company to leverage our purchasing power across all brands.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT I BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
Michael has over 30 years of experience in the contract management and the professional services industries at Marriott, ServiceMaster and Sodexo. He began his career in operational roles in the conference center and healthcare markets managing extensively in food and non-food services for over 10 years. He served in finance roles in commercial sales, accounting, group internal audit, compliance, and field finance before being named Vice President of Finance System Initiative (FSI) and Workforce Management at Sodexo.
Marlin C. Sejnoha, Jr.
PRESIDENT | CORRECTIONS
Marlin Sejnoha joined Elior North America in 2017 when Elior acquired CBM Managed Services as part of Summit. Marlin served as CEO of CBM for 20 years, and now holds that position for Summit, one of the leading managed services businesses in the corrections sector. He brings almost 30 years of management experience and financial operations expertise to his role, setting ambitious goals in growth targets and financial objectives, and providing the strategic expertise and strong guidance to assure his team can meet them.
PRESIDENT I K-12
Barbara Timm-Brock joined Elior North America in 2019, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant, culinary management, facility services and for-profit education industries. Barbara held executive and C-level positions leading operations, innovation, branding and growth for several well-known organizations.
PRESIDENT I BUSINESS DINING & ATTRACTIONS
Matt King joins the leadership team with more than 15 years of experience in the foodservice, hospitality, restaurant and attractions industries. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for iFLY Indoor Skydiving, where he was responsible for overall operations, new location openings, group and event sales and training programs.
Paul J. Altobelli
MANAGING DIRECTOR I PREPARED MEALS COMPANY
Paul Altobelli has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality, large airline commissary and food and beverage industries. He joined Preferred Meals in 2004, and over the past 16 years has held operations leadership roles focused on continuous process improvement and increased focus on safety, while reducing costs and expanding the business.