Darren has outstanding business experience and excels at driving growth and efficiency. With a background in finance and strong business acumen, Darren’s operational expertise includes crisis leadership, financial management, sales leadership, forecasting, planning, and the development of pricing strategies.
Darren spent 15 years of his corporate career with Sysco Canada as President of Sysco Food Services of Edmonton and EVP for Sysco Alberta, with Edmonton becoming a leader for all Sysco Canada locations in both ROI per person and customer service levels. Darren was also a member of the Sysco Canada executive team and an Executive Member of the Sysco Canada National Sales Steering Committee in 2018 and 2019.
A true team builder, Darren believes in the importance of culture and a positive work environment to achieve results, and in the value of mentoring and management development. During his tenure as President, eight of his associates were promoted to senior positions at other Sysco operating companies, and Sysco Edmonton received superior sales associate satisfaction scores across the organization.
Previous senior positions with Sysco Canada include, Senior Vice President & CFO of Sysco Food Services of Vancouver, and Controller & Director of Finance for Sysco Food Services of Calgary.
Darren is currently based in Calgary. He is a CPA-CMA and received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.
CEOs who have the opportunity to work with Darren will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his commitment to helping CEOs succeed.