Rich Friedlen joined Good Source Solutions in 2013 as the President/CEO. Mr. Friedlen brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the foodservice industry, with extensive expertise in Sales and Marketing. He has formally held leadership roles at Sysco and Food Service of America.
Rich was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and has a degree in Economics from DePauw University.
Eric Shiring joined Good Source Solutions in June 2006 as the Vice President of Finance. He has been tremendously involved in all financial aspects of the Company during his tenure which has prepared him well for his recent promotion to Chief Financial Officer.
Eric received a degree in Business Administration and is a registered CPA. His previous work experience includes Reef as a Corporate Controller as well as an Audit Manager with the Big Four Firm of Deloitte and Touche. This history has provided Eric valuable insight with "many years looking at the inner workings of vastly different companies and industries providing valuable ideas applicable in many different situations."
Being born in Hawaii and raised in San Diego helped in creating Eric’s passion for adventure. He enjoys spending much of his free time cycling, golfing, or riding motorcycles and is also an automobile racing enthusiast.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Stephanie McCart joined Good Source Solutions in 2013 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She has over 25 years of experience within the foodservice industry where she held managerial and other roles within the hotel and restaurant industry both in the US and abroad. She also has 18 years of experience for a broad line foodservice distributor representing all foodservice channels, product categories and international sales and logistics where she served as a Vice President of Contract Sales. Stephanie’s experience provides a broader perspective into the new growth opportunities unfolding in the marketplace for Good Source Solutions, its Customers, and its Suppliers.
Vice President of Product Development & Sourcing
Brandon Marvin joined Good Source Solutions in 2013 and became the Vice President of Product Development & Sourcing in 2014. Prior to joining Good Source, he served as General Manager of Heartland Meat Company, Inc. implementing new vendor relationships and crafted partnerships with other food distribution companies. He has over 13 years’ experience in the food industry from food service sales, distribution and manufacturing.
Brandon received a Computer Applications & Networking Certification from Coleman College as well as various courses from Rockhurst University, California Highway Patrol Continuing Education and Vortex Data Systems. In 2004, he orchestrated and managed a ground-up construction project for a new 50,000 sq. ft. industrial building - facilitating all planning, bid submissions, inspections and Contractor assignments.
He grew up in San Diego and like many Southern Californians has grown fond of surfing and paddle boarding. Brandon also enjoys spending time with his wife and young son.
Vice President of Supply Chain
Van Hooper joined Good Source in 2014 as the Vice President of Supply Chain. He brings 34 years of foodservice distribution experience that includes sales, procurement, labor management and a focus on operations. Van began his career working in the warehouse for Garden Products, Inc. in 1980. He helped lead the integration of the warehouse into CFS Continental, Inc. after their acquisition of Garden Products late in 1985. Sysco subsequently purchased CFS Continental in 1988 and since then Van has held positions in sales, procurement and most areas of operations becoming the Vice President of Operations in 1998.
He relocated from Portland, OR to San Diego as Senior Vice President, Operations in 2011 and successfully led the overhaul of Sysco San Diego’s operations department. This included an 80,000 sq. ft expansion, folding out a new location in Riverside, CA, improving service levels by over 200% and reducing expenses by nearly 10%. Van currently resides in Escondido, CA.
Vice President of Client Solutions and Contract Sales
Jim Worrall joined Good Source in 2013 as the Vice President of Client Solutions, Contract Sales. He brings with him over 35 years foodservice experience as a sales executive within the foodservice industry including 34 years with Sysco Corporation where he served in several sales and managerial roles at the national, regional and local levels. Previous responsibilities have included overseeing regional sales teams across the US, preparing and presenting proposals and multi-million dollar distribution agreements to foodservice chains, new business development and organic growth, across all industry channels and in all foodservice and related product categories.
Jim attended the University of Houston, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from The Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He grew up in Pearland, Texas and has resided in Houston, Texas since 1977. In his free time, Jim enjoys fly fishing, saltwater fishing, sports and traveling.
Vice President of Tools for Schools and Northwest Distribution
Laurie McCluskey has 30 plus year experience in the food service industry. Her career began as a customer service manager for a seafood distributor, then she became an operations manager for a foodservice broker. In 1984, Laurie joined McCluskey Foodservice as Commodity Distribution Manager for Idaho.
During her tenure with Good Source Solutions, Laurie became the division manager in 2001 then the Vice President of Northwest Distribution/Tools for Schools. She manages the distribution facility and sales of products to schools throughout the United States as well as the commodity distribution for the State of Idaho and Oregon.
Laurie serves as the Industry Representative for the Idaho School Food Service Association Board of Directors and shares her free time with her husband Andy, golfing, boating or hanging out with family and friends.
Joe Hughes joined the Harvest Farms team in March of 2000 and was promoted to General Manager in 2004. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of Harvest Farms daily activities, which includes the operations of a USDA and an FDA production facility, as well as the inbound and outbound freight. He has 17 years of Manufacturing in an ISO 9001 environment, combined with 17 years of food processing experience and HACCP certified.
He believes that Harvest Farms is succesfull because everyone truly works as a team and does everything possible to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.
In his free time, he enjoys swimming, watching NFL Football, working on his computers and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Brett Nelson joined Harvest Farms in 2001 to focus on sales, contracts and marketing.
Brett comes from a food background of 27 years in the restaurant business, starting as a dishwasher at Steer ‘n Stein in Fullerton and worked all areas of the restaurant business; he then worked at Rusty Pelican, working up to General Manager, and finally owning Steer ‘n Stein in Palmdale. He also oversaw the construction of Rancho Vista Golf Course and the opening of the Pro Shop, and was the executive chef for Cascades restaurant and banquet hall, just prior to joining Harvest Farms.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has 5 kids, loves to cook, and spends his off hours coaching high school football and track, plays softball and rides horses with his daughter and competes with her in rodeos.
Frank Baum, President of Dori Foods, a subsidiary of Good Source Solutions, has extensive knowledge and experience in selling and purchasing food for school systems and non–profit channel. Frank’s earliest memories in the food business began as a young teen by shadowing his grandfather; learning the food business from “soup to nuts” from selecting warehouse items to spending a week over the road to deliver customer’s food.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a business administration degree, Frank began his career in New York City as a CPA working for various public and private firms. He learned early on that financial intelligence was the key to success; the balance sheet is the mirror to the success of your company. These experiences gave Frank the opportunity to contribute, grow and develop Dori Foods, founded by his father in 1979. “There is no greater compliment then when another company (Good Source) wants your business on their team. Joining Good Source has been my proudest business accomplishment".
Family is an important aspect to Frank's life. He spends his time in Virginia between Richmond and Virginia Beach with his wife, two dogs and parents. Their two sons are spending time in the Midwest; the eldest son, a graduate of the University of Virginia, working as a computer developer in Wisconsin and the younger son is a student a University of Michigan.
Tony Berner Jr. has been the president of Pon Food Corporation for more than 30 years. He began working at his family-owned business as a teenager and has worked every aspect of the operation: warehouseman, truck driver, sales, purchasing, bids and management.
Tony has worked vigorously to enhance his business acumen by serving on the Board of Directors of First Guaranty Bank in Hammond, LA for over 18 years serving on various committees.
Tony has been married for more than 45 years to his wife, Patti, and they share 2 sons, Corey and Brad, as well as 5 grandchildren. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time at the family’s second home in Bluffton, South Carolina along with riding bikes, boating, reading, long walks and gardening and landscaping. He is also a longtime LSU fan with the entire family attending and cheering at home football games – especially with Tiger victories.