With over 3 decades of experience in the food industry,
Jerry Pinney possesses a unique perspective of both the
wholesale and retail segments of the food business.
His food industry career started at Jewel Food Stores
while yet in high school. After college, Jerry began
a long career with IGA. This included working for
three IGA retailers, three IGA wholesalers and ten
years as Vice-president of Marketing for IGA staff
office in Chicago. In addition Jerry has served as
Vice-president of membership for the National Grocers
Association, Sr. Vice-president of procurement for
Shurfine International and the Managing Director of
The Zenon Hansen Foundation.
For the last twenty-two years Jerry Pinney has been president
of his own consulting firm. Currently he focuses his efforts
on providing executive and personal coaching to persons
who are interested in improving their quality of life and
consulting to small and mid-sized companies and nonprofits.
He is a facilitator for peer advisory groups with The Alternative
Board and is a Certified One Page Planning Consultant. Jerry
has over three decades of experience in the food industry,
and possesses a unique perspective of customer service,
marketing and strategic planning. In addition to overall
general management qualifications, Jerry has proven expertise
in operational planning and business development. His food
industry career started at Jewel Food Stores followed by
a long career with IGA, with their retailers, wholesalers
and ten years as Vice President of Marketing. In addition
Jerry has served as Vice President of Membership for the
National Grocers Association, Sr. Vice President of Procurement
for Shurfine International and Executive Manager of The
Zenon Hansen Foundation.
Jerry has also served on a number of nonprofit boards including:
President of the Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban
Chicago. He is currently a Project Manager for the Executive
Service Corps of Chicago. Jerry’s ESC assignments have included
coaching for several Executive Directors, and consulting
on various Board Development projects and on a number of
strategic planning projects.