The Accent Foods Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Lorelli brings extensive CEO, operating, route sales, and Food & Beverage experience to Accent. His background includes being a Pepsi Division president, as well as president of Pizza Hut. He has also built several private equity owned companies.
He holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Engineering, also from NYU.
Chief Operating Officer
Ken Sullivan is an accomplished Operations Executive with 20 years in food and beverage distribution with expertise in warehousing, transportation and fleet. He has held Senior Leadership positions at US Foods, Maines Paper & Foods and Reyes Holdings. At Accent, Ken oversees the entire Supply Chain function including Branch Operations.
He holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University in Operations Management and Information Systems. Ken has a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and a passion for continuous improvement.
VP of Human Resources
Wes Burke is a passionate Human Capital leader with experience building sustainable, performance based cultures in high volume, high growth environments. His most recent role prior to joining Accent was with Alchemy Systems as their Vice President of People & Culture where he played a critical role in their growth strategy. His prior experience also includes senior leadership roles at Intertek and Target.
Wes is a graduate from Sam Houston State University, with a double major in Human Resource Management and Economics.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, David Newman is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury and corporate finance. His career spans more than 25 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy. Before joining Accent, David held senior level leadership roles with a host of private equity backed companies.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University and is a CPA in the State of Kentucky. Outside of work, David focus is on his three children whose passions include travel soccer, competitive dance and horseback riding.
Chief Information Officer
Steve Barrow is a strategic Technology Executive with over twenty-five years of experience specializing in the areas of IT infrastructure, operations, security and compliance. Steve has served the majority of his career in the restaurant space as the senior IT executive in multiple concepts such as Luby’s, Fuddruckers, and Wall Street Deli among others.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and has served on numerous advisory boards and industry groups.
Purchasing and Merchandising Leader
Holly Veale is responsible for driving purchasing and merchandising efficiency and profitability for all Accent Food Services locations. Having held leadership and executive positions at McLane Company and EG America, Holly is a 15 year small format expert with hands on experience in retail as well as distribution supply chain.
She holds a BS from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.