Our People

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 Bailey

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.

Olivier Poirot

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.

Olivier Poirot
Pat Ahern

Pat Ahern

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

Brittany Mayer-Schuler

GENERAL COUNSEL

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.

Scott Berkman

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.

Scott Berkman

Vito Trifiletti

VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES + CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Vito Trifiletti became Chief Information Officer for Elior North America in 2017. In this role, he leads the Information Services organization to provide all Elior North America businesses with technology solutions that improve overall operations and to position the company for continued growth. Vito joined Preferred Meal Systems in 2007 as SVP of Information Services, where he developed the company’s technology strategy to guide the design of business solutions.

Vito Trifiletti

Keith Cullinan

PRESIDENT | CONTRACT FOOD SERVICES

Keith Cullinan is the Contract Food Services President for Elior North America, and brings more than 35 years of experience within the foodservice management industry. Prior to this role, Keith lead Elior’s brand portfolio in the East focused on culinary management solutions for K-12, higher education, healthcare and senior living.

Keith Cullinan

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. 

Marlin Sejnoha

Barbara Timm-Brock

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.

Barbara Timm-Brock

Matt King

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.

Matt King