CEO, PRESIDENT VENTURA FOODS LLC
WHY: Distributes nearly $4B of sauces, oils, dressings annually to retail, restaurant, entertainment venues, including client Taco Bell. Sells to customers across U.S. and Canada, and in more than 60 other countries around the world. Took top spot at Brea firm in 2009.
RECENT: Vice-chair of the CHOC board, also is a society fellow of the Culinary Institute of America. Serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Co.
NOTABLE: Prior to Ventura Foods, worked at PepsiCo Inc. for more than 20 years, including president of its foodservice division.