Former StrikeIron, KnowledgeTree CEO joins fast-growing food technology company
FoodLogiQ, the leading SaaS provider of traceability, food safety and supply chain transparency solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Sean O’Leary as Chief Executive Officer effective January 7, 2019. Jamie Duke, who has served as interim CEO since August 2018 and Board member since 2014, will continue as a member of the Board and advisor to the company.
“Following a comprehensive search process, the Board is pleased to have found a seasoned SaaS leader with extensive experience in building value, driving innovation and scaling forward-thinking technology companies,” said Tom Finegan, FoodLogiQ Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board. “We are also incredibly grateful to Jamie for his leadership and commitment to FoodLogiQ over the last several months.”
With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, O’Leary has a proven track record of building and scaling highly efficient, effective and successful SaaS companies. Prior to his most recent role as CEO of Atlanta-based Synthio, O’Leary served as President and CEO of KnowledgeTree Inc., a leading SaaS company in the Sales Enablement space providing innovative content management software to global enterprises via their industry-leading platform. KnowledgeTree was acquired by Savo Group in 2017. Prior to KnowledgeTree, Mr. O’Leary served as President and CEO of StrikeIron, a cloud-based Data Quality platform which was acquired by Informatica in 2014. O’Leary has also held senior executive-level positions at Motorola, Good Technology and Cisco Systems.
“I am honored at the opportunity to lead FoodLogiQ,” said O’Leary. “FoodLogiQ is comprised of an amazing team and the accomplishments that have been achieved to date are remarkable. We have a unique opportunity to expand upon our established base and continue with the strong momentum driving traceability and transparency in the food industry. I look forward to working with the FoodLogiQ team to take the company to the next level.”
The fast-growing food technology company is already dominating the foodservice industry, boasting a customer base that includes Buffalo Wild Wings, CAVA, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CKE Restaurants, Compass Group USA, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, IPC/SUBWAY, Panda Restaurant Group, Raising Cane’s, sweetgreen and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. FoodLogiQ’s reach extends across the entire supply chain to include food manufacturers such as Tyson Foods, Hain-Celestial and Smithfield Foods, food retailers including Whole Foods Market, as well as hundreds of growers, co-packers and produce marketers. FoodLogiQ was also recognized the last two years in a row by Forbes Magazine as being one of the top 25 most innovative AgTech startups.