Company Leadership

With a blend of foodservice expertise and business acumen, our team of leaders and our board of directors are positioning our company for growth.

George Holm, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director

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George Holm became President and Chief Executive Officer of PFG when it was acquired by Vistar Corporation in May 2008. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vistar, which he founded in 2002.

George grew Vistar, a multi-channel food, snack and beverage distributor, into a $3.5-billion company. Vistar was purchased by the Blackstone Group, a premier global investment and advisory firm, in 2007.

With 39 years of experience in the foodservice distribution industry, George has held various leadership positions with Alliant Foodservice, US Foods and Sysco Corporation.

George received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University.

James Hope, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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James Hope was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PFG in March 2018 after serving as Executive Vice President of Operations for PFG since July 2014.

Prior to joining PFG, Jim spent 26 years in executive leadership roles at Sysco Corporation. Most recently he was Executive Vice President of Business Transformation after serving as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Before that Jim progressed through several financial and sales leadership positions prior to becoming President and CEO of Sysco’s Kansas City operating company.

James received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

Tom Ondrof, Strategic Growth Leader

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Tom Ondrof was named Strategic Growth Leader for PFG in March 2018 after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2016.

Prior to this current role, Tom had a 24-year career with Compass Group North America, a $14-billion global leader in contract foodservice. During his tenure he served as Director of Financial Planning (1991-1996), Corporate Controller (1996-1999) and Chief Financial Officer (1999-2010). He was named Chief Strategy Officer in 2010 before serving in his most recent position as Chief Development Officer.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wake Forest University and an MBA degree from the University of Georgia. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and serves on the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest University School of Business.

Patrick Hagerty, Executive Vice President of the Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Vistar

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Pat Hagerty has served as Executive Vice President of PFG and President and Chief Executive Officer of Vistar since January 2018.

Prior to being named Executive Vice President of PFG, Pat was Senior Vice President of PFG and President and Chief Executive Officer of Vistar. Before that he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vistar and Vistar’s Vice President of Merchandising after joining the company in 1994. Earlier in his career, Pat served as the Director of General Merchandise for CUB Foods, a division of Super Value.

Pat holds degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Southern California.

Brent King, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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Brent King joined PFG as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in March 2016.

Prior to that, Brent most recently served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Tredegar Corporation, a global manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions. He previously was Vice President and General Counsel for Hilb Rogal and Hobbs Company, a publicly traded insurance and risk management broker. Brent began his career as a partner with the William Mullen law firm, where he practiced extensively in corporate law, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Craig Hoskins, Senior Vice President of the Company, President and Chief Executive Officer of PFG Customized, and Interim President of Performance Foodservice

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Craig Hoskins was named President and CEO of PFG Customized Distribution and a Senior Vice President of PFG in January 2012 after serving as President and COO of Customized Distribution. He assumed additional responsibility for Performance Foodservice’s sales and marketing in January 2018.

Craig joined PFG in 2008 following the acquisition of the company by Vistar Corporation where he progressed through successive roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing, merchandising/purchasing, and operations.

Prior to PFG/Vistar, Craig worked for Lange Sales and NW Transport.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

Carol O’Connell, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Carol O’Connell joined PFG as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2011.

Prior to her current role, Carol most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management for ARAMARK, a leading international foodservice company. She joined ARAMARK in 2007 as Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s Business and Industry Group.

Earlier in her career Carol served 18 years in various senior HR leadership roles at General Electric Company, primarily in its GE Capital division.

Carol received a bachelor’s degree in human resources development and a master’s degree in counseling and educational psychology from Penn State University.

Terry West, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Terry West was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for PFG in February 2011.

Prior to joining the company, Terry most recently served as Vice President, Information Technology for ConAgra Foods. During his ten years there he was instrumental in leading the consolidation, centralization and standardization of the company’s information systems and services organization.

Terry also served in the U.S. Army for nearly 21 years. His military career included the prestigious role of Presidential Communications Officer at the White House, Commander of the 1110th U.S. Army Signal Battalion, and Commander of the Army Operations Center Command and Control Communications Unit in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in Washington, D.C.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in systems technology from the Naval Postgraduate School.