Rich Friedlen joined Good Source Solutions in August 2013 as the President/CEO. He brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the foodservice industry, with extensive expertise in Sales and Marketing. Friedlen has formally held leadership roles at Sysco and Food Service of America.
Friedlen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Friedlen is a graduate of DePauw University.
Tim Walsh joined Good Source Solutions as Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. In this position, Walsh is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction at Good Source Solutions. Within finance, he guides the controller, treasury, shareholder relations, accounting, tax, and IT functions to pursue the company’s aggressive growth strategy and meet its clients’ and investors’ expectations.
Prior to joining Good Source Solutions, Walsh held previous roles as CFO with OneSource Distributors and he also worked as Regional Vice President of Finance with Sonepar. Throughout his 27-year career in accounting, auditing and financial planning, Walsh has established a reputation for successful business strategy and high-growth and received his CPA license in 1989.
Walsh is a graduate of Westmar College.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Stephanie McCart joined Good Source Solutions in 2013 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. McCart 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 United States and abroad. McCart 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. McCart'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 Supply Chain
Van Hooper joined Good Source Solutions in 2014 as the Vice President of Supply Chain. Hooper brings 34 years of foodservice distribution experience that includes sales, procurement, labor management with a focus on operations. Hooper 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 Hooper held positions in sales, procurement and most areas of operations becoming the Vice President of Operations in 1998.
Hooper relocated from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California 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, California, improving service levels by over 200% and reducing expenses by nearly 10%. Hooper currently resides in Escondido, California.
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. Marvin has over 13 years’ experience in the food industry from food service sales, distribution and manufacturing.
Marvin 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.
Marvin grew up in San Diego, Calfiornia and like many Southern Californians has grown fond of surfing and paddle boarding. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and young sons.
Vice President of Client Solutions
John Valentine is Vice President of Client Solutions of Good Source Solutions. As VP of Client Solutions, Valentine is a highly accomplished leader in food sales including 10 years as Vice President of National Accounts for a recognized food distributor.
Prior to his current role, Valentine had a notable career at JAFCO Foods, Old Neighborhood Foods and Compass Group. He is a results-focused business leader with deep background creating and leading high-performance teams to meet all sales goals. Valentine is well versed in creating and refining strategies based on trends, allocating resources, and managing multi-million-dollar sales operations budgets.
Valentine is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.
Vice President of Client Solutions and Contract Sales
Jim Worrall joined Good Source Solutions in 2013 as the Vice President of Client Solutions and Contract Sales. He brings with him over 35 years 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 United States, 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.
Worrall grew up in Fulshear, Texas and just west of Houston. In his free time enjoys fly fishing, sports and travel.
Worrall is a graduate of University of Houston.
Vice President of Human Resources
Lori Wolner leads the human resources strategy and function across the company enterprise. Wolner joined Good Source in November 2018, after serving as Founder and Principal of Renlow Associates, LLC, a company dedicated to providing expert HR consultant and workplace investigation services. Prior to Renlow Associates, Wolner worked in multiple senior-level HR leadership positions for 23 years with Sysco Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, where her responsibilities included leading and managing the enterprise’s HR compliance work relating to EEO, AAP and Diversity, as well as performing in the field as a Vice President of HR for two distribution centers.
Wolner is certified as a Senior Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) and Certificate Holder of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI-CH). Wolner is an active member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) where she serves as a faculty member for AWI’s 5 day training Institutes on conducting workplace investigations. Wolner has been a member of the Society of Human Resources Management Association (SHRM)since 1995. She is a past board member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), MFHA (Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance), and SER (SER - Jobs for Progress). Wolner also served as conference co-chair in 2007 for the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF).
Vice President of Tools for Schools and Northwest Distribution
Laurie McCluskey has 30 plus year experience in the foodservice 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, McCluskey joined McCluskey Foodservice as Commodity Distribution Manager for Idaho.
McCluskey started at Good Source Solutions in 2001 as the division manager then was promoted to the Vice President of Northwest Distribution/Tools for Schools. She manages the distribution facility, sales of products to schools throughout the United States, as well as the commodity distribution for the State of Idaho and Oregon.
McCluskey 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.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Brett Nelson joined Harvest Farms in 2001 to focus on sales, contracts and marketing.
Nelson comes from a food background with 27 years in the restaurant business, starting as a dishwasher at Steer ‘n Stein in Fullerton to working in all areas of the business; he then worked at Rusty Pelican, working up to General Manager, and finally owning Steer ‘n Stein in Palmdale. Nelson 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.
Nelson 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.
Sarah Cooper began her career at Dori Foods answering phones, filing and doing administrative work. Years later through hard work and dedication, she became President of Dori Foods. Cooper has loved every moment of learning the philosophy and business of Dori Foods.
She spends her free time with her family traveling and exploring.
Tony Berner Jr. has been 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.
Berner 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.
Berner has been married for more than 45 years to his wife, Patti, and they share two sons, Corey and Brad, as well as five grandchildren. In his free time, Berner 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 Tiger victories.