Leadership

Grocery Outlet has a culture of collaborative relationships. The foundation of our business is partnership: partnership with our suppliers and partnership with our operator families. We value ingenuity, transparency, creativity, dedication, and collaboration.

 

This culture is represented by the leadership structure of the company.  In 1982, Peter and Steven Read took management control of  Grocery Outlet when their father, Jim Read, passed away unexpectedly on a business trip, and became Co-CEOs in the 1990s.  In 2006, that tradition continued when Peter Read’s son-in-law, Eric Lindberg, and Steven Read’s son, MacGregor Read, assumed the roles of Co-CEOs together. The Co-CEO model facilitates a flexible, creative approach to leadership that extends throughout the company.

MacGregor ReadCo-CEO MacGregor Read

MacGregor Read began his career in the food industry with Lucky Stores in 1986. After receiving a B.S. in English from the University of the Pacific, he joined Del Monte Foods in the capacity of Product Manager for one of the company’s strategic business units. In 1996, he joined Grocery Outlet where he advanced through several positions over a decade including: Procurement, Retail Merchandising and Real Estate & Construction. MacGregor Read was promoted to Co-CEO in 2006.

Eric LindbergCo-CEO Eric Lindberg

After receiving a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Hampden-Sydney College in 1993, Eric Lindberg began his career in the international search and recruiting business. He spent 3 years between Atlanta-based MSI, Intl. and their London office, SCI, running their IT Search and Placement Division. In 1996, he joined Grocery Outlet, where he advanced through several positions over a decade including Operations, Retail Marketing, and Procurement. Eric Lindberg was promoted to Co-CEO in 2006.

Charles Bracher
Charles Bracher
CFO

Tom McMahon
Tom McMahon
VP Sales & Merchandising

Jeff Oki
Jeff Oki
CIO & VP of Construction

Melissa Porter
Melissa Porter
VP Marketing

RJ Sheedy
RJ Sheedy
Chief Merchandise & Strategy Officer

Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas
VP Logistics

Mike Ward
Mike Ward
CAO

Daniel_Sonsino
Daniel Sonsino
VP Human Resources

Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
VP Purchasing