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 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 $200MM in revenue with manufacturing locations in two states. Jeff led his business through a successful sale to Cargill in 2016
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 rapid growth and scale. He successfully grew the capital-intensive business by attracting world class talent and leading the team to exceptional performance.
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.
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.
- Married to his wife Julie for over 30 years
- Two grown children
- Enjoys cycling, fly fishing, skiing, boating, shooting and hiking