Sysco Appoints Aaron E. Alt New Chief Financial Officer
- by Chandler James
HOUSTON, TX - Along with recent news of its new foodservice program, Sysco Corporation has also announced that it has named Aaron E. Alt as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 7. Alt’s predecessor Joel Grade will assume a newly created role of Executive Vice President, Business Development.
“I’m excited to join Sysco and help drive long-term, profitable growth for the company,” said Alt. “Sysco has a strong balance sheet, ample liquidity, and a compelling strategy to profitably grow the business through its strategic transformation. I look forward to working with the Sysco team to execute on the company’s growth objectives.”
Before joining Sysco, Alt most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Sally Beauty Holdings and President of Sally Beauty Supply, according to a press release.
He also touts 20 years of experience in finance and executive leadership obtained through a variety of roles at companies like the Target Corporation, Sara Lee Corporation, and as a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis in London.
“I’m pleased to welcome Aaron to our executive leadership team,” said Kevin Hourican, President and Chief Executive Officer. “He brings with him experience overseeing customer-centric businesses, a dynamic and flexible leadership approach as well as a proven ability to drive value creation at large organizations. The addition of Aaron to our executive leadership team will further Sysco’s ability to serve our customers and drive accelerated, profitable growth. I’m also confident that with his depth of expertise in our industry and his strong financial and operations experience, Joel will be instrumental in accelerating our growth and market leadership position in his new role.”
We here at ANUK would like to offer congratulations to Aaron on his newest role, and wish him luck as he takes over his duties at Sysco.