Chairman, President and CEO Smart & Final, Inc. – Los Angeles, California
Ross Roeder is chairman, president and CEO of Smart and Final, Inc., which sells food, foodservice products, and professional-quality culinary equipment through warehouse stores, wholesale stores, and broadline foodservice distribution businesses. Mr. Roeder took the helm of Smart & Final after playing a key role as a consultant with the company’s Florida store and foodservice distribution operations. The company has operations in the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and northern Mexico. Mr. Roeder began his career with Baskin-Robbins where he rose to the rank of vice president, and has been CEO of Denny’s restaurants, and Fotomat.