Former CEO & Founder of Five Star Custom Foods, Acquired by Cargill
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Jeff Bledsoe is a proven CEO and entrepreneur with success in creating value and solid business relationships. Jeff was a founding partner and CEO of Five Star Custom Foods, a custom food manufacturing company where he grew the business from start-up to over $200M in revenue with manufacturing locations in two states.
He is passionate about personal development and helping others clarify their objectives and achieve their potential by challenging, supporting, and guiding them to their definition of success.
- As CEO of Five Star Custom Foods, Jeff raised capital, managed cash flow, and led the company to rapid growth and quick profitability. He managed the business from the start-up, entrepreneurial stage through the growing pains associated with rapid growth and scale. He successfully grew the capital-intensive business by attracting world-class talent and leading the team to exceptional performance.
- Jeff led the business through a successful sale to Cargill in 2016.
- Early in his career, Jeff worked for a multibillion-dollar publicly traded company and private equity-owned businesses. He is adept at building deep relationships with customers, managing sales and customer service teams, developing impactful business metrics, and creating a culture of responsiveness, accountability, performance, and fun.
Jeff has two grown children and has been married to his wife Julie for over 30 years. He enjoys cycling, fly fishing, skiing, boating, shooting, and hiking.
Listen to Jeff Bledsoe’s podcast episode – This CEO Coach Led His Startup Through “Fire” to $200 Million in Revenue