Chief Executive Officer
Mark’s enthusiasm for Triumph Foods is limitless. Appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2014, his passion for organizational performance, effectiveness, process innovation, and superior food quality and customer service plays out in everything he touches. Mark is a 26-year veteran of the Pork Industry, having previously served as Triumph’s Chief Operating Officer since 2004. Prior to joining Triumph Foods, Mark held various management roles at Seaboard Foods and Seaboard Corporation including; Senior Vice President Operations, Vice President Business Development, and Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Corporate Controller over a period of 17 years. Prior to working for Seaboard, Mark worked in public accounting as CPA for KPMG. Mark was raised on a small farm in rural Illinois, attended Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri where he earned a B.A. in Accounting and obtained a Master of Business of Administration degree from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chief Financial Officer
Joe oversees finance and accounting functions for Triumph Foods and represents the Company on matters involving investors, banking, rating agencies, auditors and other financial matters. Joe also performs the function of Corporate Secretary and serves on the Compensation and Audit Committee. Joe has played an instrumental role in many of Triumph’s organic growth and acquisition initiatives. Joe joined Triumph Foods in 2005 after serving 11 years in Chief Financial Officer assignments in private equity ownership and privately held specialty chemical and janitorial cleaning and maintenance service companies. Joe began his career with KPMG where he served in progressive roles for 16 years. Joe grew up in Kansas City where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rockhurst College before becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Operating Officer
Frank oversees all manufacturing and engineering operations for the Company. Frank joined Triumph Foods in 2005 as Assistant Vice President and was promoted to Vice President Operations and Engineering in 2009. Prior to joining Triumph Foods, Frank spent 4 years with Hatfield Quality Meats as Vice President of Operations and 3 years with Seaboard Foods as Operations Manager. Frank studied Agriculture Mechanization and Management Leadership at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Chief Integration and Business Strategy Officer
Matt is responsible for strategic planning, business innovation, margin management, hog procurement, stockyard operations, research and development and information technology initiatives for the Company. He has previously served as Director of Strategic Planning, and also led a wide array of important business functions including food safety and quality assurance. Matt joined Triumph Foods in 2006. Prior to joining Triumph Foods Matt worked as an Audit Manager with Cochran, Head & Company. Matt grew up in Nebraska and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the University of Nebraska where he graduated with Honors, was a Regent’s Scholar and National Merit Scholar.
Vice President Human Resources, Communications, Environmental & Administrative Services
Nancy was named vice president of human resources and administration for Triumph Foods in June 2012, and is responsible for all human resource initiatives, including recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, learning and development, HR technology, communications, and talent management. Nancy also serves as the Company’s senior risk officer overseeing safety, security and environmental as well as having oversite of administrative and corporate social responsibilities to include charitable giving. She is responsible for both corporate and operations functions in these disciplines.
Before joining Triumph Foods, Nancy served as Vice President Human Resources for an environmental services organization for several years, and worked for Sprint in a variety of progressive executive roles for 19 years. Before that, Nancy held numerous leadership roles with the VF Corporation and Trans World Airlines. Nancy grew up in Kansas City and earned dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kansas.
Nancy has worked with, and for, several 100 Best Companies in America as well as several global Fortune 500 companies through cycles of tremendous growth. This experience has been and will continue to be valuable to helping Triumph Foods realize its vision.
Vice President Genetics and Livestock Procurement
Jerry oversees Triumph Foods’ animal genetics and hog procurement. Jerry joined the Company in 2004 after a 12-year career with Farmland Industries where he held significant leadership roles to include Director, America’s Best Pork in which he was responsible for launching genetics programs and procuring hogs for Farmland. Before joining Farmland Jerry worked with Union Equity Co-operative Exchange for 11 years. Jerry grew up in Oklahoma and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy, and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, both from Oklahoma State University.