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Deborah L. Holand

Business History
Foodservice executive with over 20 years experience, specialized expertise in new concept development and turn-around/revitalization situations. Extensive experience includes business growth strategies, project planning and analysis, program menu development, production labor planning, cost management and visual merchandising. Possesses regional and national experience across all major markets from premier restaurant and specialty gourmet retailers to conventional supermarkets and convenient store operations.

EXPERIENCE

2004 - Present
b2b SOLUTIONS, LLC, Lake Forest, Illinois

Full service consulting company for retailers and suppliers to retail firms.

Consulting Partner, Foodservice and Perishable Retailing
Diverse experience includes: Fast-Casual, Quick-service, Full-Service casual and fine dining
restaurant concepts; Retail Foodservice; Prepared Foods; Delicatessens; Bakeries; Specialty
Cheese Shops; Gourmet Ethnic Foods; Coffee/Juice Bars; Catering; Gift Basket Programs;
Commissary Production; Perishable Floral, Produce, Meat/Seafood Programs; JV/Franchises.

2000 - 2004
FOOD SENSE, INC., Dallas, Texas

Foodservice new concepts development and revitalization consulting firm.

President and Founder

1998 - 2000
AHOLD USA, INC., TOPS MARKETS DIVISION, Williamsville, New York

A $3 billion, 375+ unit supermarket and multi-concept convenient store chain of Ahold USA, Inc.
of Royal Ahold, leading world food retailer, $43 billion revenues across 1,600 stores in 25 countries.

Director of Meal Solutions Departments and National Synergy Chairperson

1996 - 1998
Whole Foods Market, Inc. Austin, Texas

The nation's largest natural gourmet supermarket retailer, Revenues $3 billion, 133+ stores.

National Director Of Food-Service Operations, Executive Team Advisor

1990 - 1996
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL, Dallas, Texas

Premier international multi-concept restaurant chain operators, $3.2 billion revenues, units
$1,268+ across 8 concept formats, 49 states and 22 countries.

EATZI'S MARKET AND BAKERY, CONCEPT OPERATIONS (1994 - 1996)

Senior Operations Strategic Planning & Development Analyst (1992 - 1996)
Generated $2+ million annualized savings through operational analysis, implementation of cost
control systems and innovative strategies. Received 1995 Star Award from officers for
extraordinary contribution to concept executive management teams, helping acquired concept
achieve profitability and competitive advantage.

Inventory Cost Analyst, Capital Investment Supervisor (1990 - 1992)

1982 - 1990
METRO MEDIA, Dallas, Texas

National chain of fine dining and casual steakhouse and American cuisine concepts. STEAK And ALE

RESTAURANT MANAGER (1987 - 1990)

OPERATIONS, UNIT CONTROLLER, SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT, TRAINER (1982 - 1990)

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

Formal education is in Business Management/Finance with certifications in HACCP and Food Safety Programs. Continuing Education and Training includes: High Performance Consulting, Inspirational Leadership, Diversity Management, Dale Carnegie Effective Leadership, Time Power Management, Business Writing, Retail Systems.

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